Funding Democracy – Breaking the Deadlock

A Draft Bill to illustrate how key recommendations of the Committee on Standards in Public Life’s report on Party Political Finance could be implemented has been published at a cross-party seminar today.  The Bill also makes the first serious attempt to deal with the possibility than non-party campaigns could seek to influence the 2014 European Elections, . . . → Read More: Funding Democracy – Breaking the Deadlock

McKay Commission report – comment from Paul Tyler

Commenting on the Report of the Commission on the Consequences of Devolution for the House of Commons, Liberal Democrat Constitutional Affairs Spokesman, Lord Tyler said:

“The report has recognised the inherent difficulties in the throwaway line ‘there should be English votes for English laws’.

“The Government must now examine ways to give English MPs a distinct voice, but . . . → Read More: McKay Commission report – comment from Paul Tyler

What would Keynes do?

Amidst all the sound and fury (from the Conservative benches), about the delay in implementing boundary changes, agreed by a substantial majority in the Lords last Monday evening, one important argument seems to have got lost.

When Labour left office in May 2010, we were given to understand that the electoral register was some 92% complete. Parliament . . . → Read More: What would Keynes do?