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?

Constitutional reform: postponed not cancelled

Happy New Year!  Looking back on 2012, some constitutional reformers might consider it a year best forgotten.  And historians may cite the last twelve months in concluding that, as a junior Coalition partner, it is nigh on impossible for Liberals to secure the most radical parts of their agenda while in Government with Conservatives.  However, we . . . → Read More: Constitutional reform: postponed not cancelled