Thursday, June 11, 2009

Home education - good man Badman?

Am ploughing through the review, published today.

I have an amendment on the subject down for the Apprenticeships bill, and all and any comments on the report and on the government's response will be welcome.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Constitutional reform

Rasputin's continued elevation in the cabinet, and the appearance of ever greater numbers of ministers in the House of Lords, prompts a suggestion for reform.

Why not move the seat of government entirely to the Lords?

We'd elect MPs, as now. They'd choose the PM, as now. But the PM would then receive an immediate earldom and move up to the Lords, forming his ministerial team there.

This would achieve the separation of the legislature and the executive that so many are talking about, leaving the Commons as a true legislature, holding the government to account and controlling the finances - and with no legislation at all required to achieve it (though doubtless Lords reform would follow swiftly).