Thursday, April 03, 2008


The recent row over 'free votes' (or not) on 'conscience issues' like the Human Fertilization and Embryology Bill is in danger of obscuring the general need for a more open parliamentary system at Westminster; one that is less beholden to the whips and the party machines, and more amenable to independent, associational and dissenting political contributions. This is something I have raised in my latest contribution to OpenDemocracy's OurKingdom debate.

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