Reject or revise?

I suppose we should all know by now, but it still seems odd to me that the positions taken up by many Peers seem so at variance with their Party, their colleagues in the Commons and with their promises to the electorate in party manifestos.   In recent days Labour backbench Peers have been universally critical, to . . . → Read More: Reject or revise?

Radical Proposals for Devolved England

England could see up to 20 ‘mini-parliaments’ spring up to answer ‘the English Question’ under proposals published by two senior Liberal Democrat parliamentarians today.

In a major new publication from the liberal thinktank CentreForum, Lib Dem constitutional affairs spokesperson Lord Tyler, and former Defence Minister, Sir Nick Harvey MP, develop proposals for English devolution.

Tyler . . . → Read More: Radical Proposals for Devolved England

In defence of piecemeal…

For years Liberal Democrats have made the case for comprehensive reform of our constitution. We seek a fully federal settlement for the United Kingdom; constitutionally guaranteed decentralisation; fair votes; a democratic second chamber; prerogative power curbed other than as expressly given by Parliament; inalienable human rights.

Across the parties, many of us signed up 26 years ago . . . → Read More: In defence of piecemeal…