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No holiday for MPs till we fix politics – Nick Clegg: The Guardian.


Interesting Nick Clegg statement this morning in The Guardian, this is a good idea, it would be the right thing to do, there has been too much spin and chatter it is time for a practical agenda for reform was debated and enacted as soon as possible. There must be thorough electoral and parliamentary reform:

Nicholas Watt, Allegra Stratton, Robert Tait in The Guardian: “Britain’s politicians should be barred from taking their summer holidays until the constitutional crisis sparked by the expenses row is resolved and “every nook and cranny” of the political system is reformed, Nick Clegg declares today.

In a provocative Guardian article, the Liberal Democrat leader outlines a 100-day action plan to transform MPs’ expenses and accelerate the constitutional reforms started in 1997 by Tony Blair.

“Let us bar the gates of Westminster and stop MPs leaving for their summer holidays until this crisis has been sorted out,” Clegg writes in the latest high-profile contribution to the Guardian’s New Politics series.

“I’m setting out a plan of action to get all the changes we need delivered in just 100 days – making it possible for MPs to be sacked by their constituents, abolishing the House of Lords, getting corrupt money out of politics and changing the electoral system to give a voice to everyone.”

Clegg’s intervention came as two senior ministers joined the calls for change. David Miliband, the foreign secretary, tells the Guardian that British politics is facing a “dangerous time”, as he voices support for electoral reform. Tessa Jowell, the Olympics minister, will say in a speech next week that Labour should select its parliamentary candidates in open primaries..”

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