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

ALL 16-year olds deserve to be heard – Peers

Parliament should take a ‘historic opportunity’ to examine the case for 16 and 17 year olds to be able to vote, a cross-party group of peers, argued today (Monday).

Former Labour Transport Secretary, Lord Adonis, former Conservative Government Whip, Lord Lucas, and Independent Crossbench Peer, Baroness Young of Hornsey, made the pitch in support of a Private . . . → Read More: ALL 16-year olds deserve to be heard – Peers