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Job shares for MPs?

reformIt seems that journalists in the national media now make time to read Liberal Democrat policy consultation papers, even before they are discussed at Conference.

Following the Mail’s rant about the so-called ‘jewelry tax‘ (from the Tax Policy consultation paper), we now have a more reasoned appraisal by the Guardian of one of the proposals in the consultation paper on Political and Constitutional Reform.

This major consultation is very wide ranging, and begins thus:

Our recent policy on constitutional and political reform has tended to focus on altering the democratic structures of the United Kingdom. We have sought pluralism in our electoral system, strength and legitimacy in our Parliament, and radical decentralisation of power to national, regional and local institutions.

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    @David Raw '“Why did we say nothing about the Tories’ European bedfellows in the European election campaign in 2014?!?!?!?!” Because we were in coalition with...
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    Well done Kirsty! Yes, good for the Welsh NHS. A lack of nurses can cost lives too. They are vital.
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    Please also see The Independent, page one, 11/2/2016 (not the i) about the composition of UKiP.
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    @Thomas Shakespeare "AV referendum was a vote against Nick Clegg, not against reform." To an extent, but then the AV referendum didn't offer much in...
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    Stuart, So which indirect taxes is Rennie (and yourself perhaps) proposing to reduce to keep the total tax take exactly the same?
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