Sunday, May 31, 2009

Rawnsley takes apart Cameron's new found reformer's zeal

If you read nothing else today, look at Andrew Rawnsley's analysis of the respective parties' commitment to proper constitutional reform.

Ok, so he says that the Lib Dems are the only party with an authentic commitment to real electoral reform, but, let's face it, that ain't news.

What's good is the way in which he dissects Cameron's phoney, populist and pretty much meaningless proposals and shows them up for the con trick they really are.

My favourite quote in the whole article is:

"As for transparency and accountability, we still do not know whether Michael Ashcroft, the deputy chairman and Tory sugar daddy, is a British resident for tax purposes"

Oh, and he also has a good go at those Labour worthies who've suddenly found that electoral reform makes them go all weak at the knees, pointing out, rightly, that they're in senior enough positions to have done something about it before now.

A lovely start to the day!

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