Sunday, March 11, 2007
Portillo on Lords Reform
"Cowardly politicians make bad decisions." So begins Michael Portillo in an excellent article for the Sunday Times on the subject of Lords Reform. Articulating a passionate defence of the Lords as it stands, en route he takes a swipe at the system of closed list voting (entirely beneficial to party leaders he says), and the Scottish problem that will exist for a Gordon Brown who might want to avoid too many overt comments on electoral 'legitimacy' while he uses Scottish votes for English measures.