My reaction to Lords reform stalling by Tory/Labour MPs in 8 tweets

by Stephen Tall on July 10, 2012

It’s been a “day of drama” at Westminster much-beloved by the Village, with the Coalition Government deciding in the end to shelve a vote on its programme day motion to introduce House of Lords reform in the face of concerted opposition from rebel Tory MPs and the Labour party.

It’s the first time the Government has backed down in implementing one of its own Coalition Agreement policies. So does that mean Lords reform is lost? Not necessarily, as Unlock Democracy’s Peter Facey makes clear here. However, the repercussions of the Conservative party’s decision to renege on their last three manifesto commitments as well as the Coalition Agreement are likely to reverberate for some time to come. The Coalition will survive, but it’s hobbling now.

Here’s some of my tweeted reaction to the news in the last couple of hours…

* Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and also writes at his own site, The Collected Stephen Tall.