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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 AvatarPeter Watson 25th Oct - 8:04pm
    @Jonathan Ferguson "Capitals not intended as shouty capitals; just for emphasis, as I can’t do italics here" Oh yes you can!! :-) Before the italicised...
  • User AvatarZ 25th Oct - 7:50pm
    Looking forward to LDs not running a candidate either, a la David Davis!
  • User AvatarDavid Wright 25th Oct - 7:49pm
    So Belgium - which has a federal system of government giving real power to its regions - can stop the EU agreeing a major trade...
  • User AvatarCllr Mark Wright 25th Oct - 7:43pm
    Utterly bizarre for the Government to not put up a candidate in a seat it holds! I wonder if Labour will also refuse to put...
  • User AvatarIan Patterson 25th Oct - 7:42pm
    Tories not contesting seat.
  • User AvatarIan Patterson 25th Oct - 7:40pm
    Tories not contesting by election.