‘The quality of the debate in the Lords is enriched by the presence of captains of industry, retired senior civil servants and military figures, people from the arts and voluntary sectors, diplomats and bishops,’ he added.
‘Many are figures who would never contemplate standing for political office on a party ticket. It seems obvious to me that Parliament would be worse off if we swapped this for 400 party placemen.’
Absolutely. Clegg out please and he can take his wife with him. Do you get the impression iDave will not discipline anyone severely over this upcoming defeat?