Interesting article in The Telegraph by Conservative MP Douglas Carswell and Daniel Hannan MEP titled “A new dawn for Parliament?”. Discussing the unlikelihood of the government’s talks of reform becoming a reality and “what has gone wrong”, Douglas and Daniel suggest “But the case for recall and primaries is now surely overwhelming. This isn’t just about restoring the authority of Parliament; it’s about restoring honour and purpose to the act of voting.”
Interesting to read Daniel Finkelstein’s article in the Times this morning suggesting that “politicians will be pressed to say which of their promises are non-negotiable in the event of another coalition.”
Looking to the possibility of a new coalition being formed in 2015, Danny argues that the Liberal Democrats, unlike the Conservatives, have accepted the pain caused by the current coalition because they did so voluntarily. Therefore, “the pain reinforces their emotional commitment to the government while in the Tory case the pain erodes it.”
Danny states that “the next election will be the red line election. It will be one defined not by policy pledges but by how robust those pledges are.”
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