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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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  • User AvatarTom Papworth 25th Jul - 12:33pm
    "that farm subsidies be abolished... would not be good for food production and for the environment, and it would lay waste upland Wales." One of...
  • User AvatarGeoffrey Payne 25th Jul - 12:30pm
    What if Momentum decide they agree with the principles and join on mass and select only Labour candidates?
  • User AvatarTim Oliver 25th Jul - 12:29pm
    How is this any good for Lib Dems fighting hard against Labour - in government in Cardiff, for example, or against their lacklustre councils in...
  • User AvatarPeter Bancroft 25th Jul - 12:02pm
    The farming system is clearly broken if the average farm makes a net income only marginally above minimum wage for a single person. Do we...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 25th Jul - 11:55am
    It's always struck me as rather strange that most farmers tend to be right wing and politically opposed to 'socialism' and 'government interference' - except...
  • User AvatarSarah Brown 25th Jul - 11:47am
    Some of the people involved in bringing this together have behaved in deeply transphobic ways. I don't see that being addressed here, and it makes...
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