Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Tories plan to cut number of MPs.

So it says here, and on the radio earlier today. Apparently it's going to save public money: Mr Cameron said: "I think the House of Commons could do the job that it does with 10% fewer MPs without any trouble at all." Does any of this sound familiar? Well, perhaps not. We did word it better: There are too many national politicians, and they cost too much, so we'll shrink parliament by 150 MPs. But you know, it's on page *twelve* of the Make It Happen document the Lib Dems launched three months ago, so I expect it's taken dopey call-me-Dave this long to read that far, you can't expect him to rephrase it eloquently as well.

I wonder how long it will take the tories to cotton onto the fact that using public money to underwrite loans that the banks see as too risky to take on is NOT such a good idea? Probably when they catch the news and see that we don't like it. On a side note, I'm not sure who it was from the Lib Dems that was quoted in that last link there but they're right - a stunt is precisely what this is. But then, haven't New Labour always been a selection of cunning stunts?