Quality vs Quantity

Goldilocks looked at Tony Blair’s Queen’s Speeches, with 30+ bills announced each time, and pronounced, ‘that’s far too much legislation’.  Then Goldilocks looked at the Coalition’s final Queen’s Speech and lamented, ‘this is far too little legislation.’  She looked at a perfect, fantasy government of the future and said, ‘that legislative programme will be just right’.

The . . . → Read More: Quality vs Quantity

Majority rule

Last night’s debate in the Lords may – for once – fully justify the plaudits we get from the fan club for “wise, eloquent and dispassionate” discussion, contrasting with the hurly-burly at the Commons end of the building.

The subject?  “Constitutional Implications of Coalition Government” may not sound that enticing (please stifle that yawn!), but I invite . . . → Read More: Majority rule

Essential Lib Dem reading

Taken from Andrew Sparrow’s Politics Live today

• Benedict Brogan in his Telegraph morning briefing says Nick Clegg won’t be regretting taking part in the debate.

So will Mr Clegg be regretting his challenge to Mr Farage? Surely not. Ukip are taking votes off the Lib Dems – 400,000 since the last election – but they’re a much bigger threat . . . → Read More: Essential Lib Dem reading