Clegg will says abandoned elected Lords means no strengthened executive check in Lords and that means smaller Commons must go too.
— Patrick Wintour (@patrickwintour) August 6, 2012
Clegg prepares to make statement on Lords reform
Who said that August was going to be a quiet political month?
Patrick Wintour of the Guardian has Tweeted what I understand will be the essence of Nick Clegg’s statement on Lords reform this afternoon.
It looks as though the ground is being prepared for the boundary changes not to be supported by the Lib Dems – something that was always going to be a risk following last month’s Tory rebellion.
Clearly the coalition is in for a tough summer and autumn.
Mike Smithson @MSmithsonPB