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I wonder what the weather is like on Planet EU?

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Via Open Europe: The European Commission will next week propose that the budget for the European Union in 2012 should be increased from its current level. The proposal will set in train a prolonged period of wrangling between the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament, over both the total level of spending and the allocation of the budget to specific policy areas. As ever, our EU overlords appear to be on a different and quite remote planet. You can read […]

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David Cameron explains why he is voting No to AV

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Voting System and Boundaries – a lively debate

It has indeed been a lively debate today. Charles Walker’s courageous and eloquent speech at about 8 pm this evening was particularly memorable – I will link to it when it is available on Hansard (update: available here). There is much to say, and no doubt it will be said in the committee stage, but I will make these observations for the moment: A referendum on AV was not a manifesto promise: it was the price demanded by the Liberal Democrats for […]

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