Never mind Bashar al-Assad using the London Olympics to do some violent acts whilst the world is looking the other way, it seems Prime Minister David Cameron has mortared the Lords Reform Bill the Liberal Democrats so desperately wanted to ensure they held the balance of power ad infinitum in the upper chamber at Westminster. And Nick Clegg didn’t wait long to retaliate, firing a volley of missiles about “broken agreements” at a press conference this afternoon.
We will bring forward a Referendum Bill on electoral reform, which includes provision for
the introduction of the Alternative Vote in the event of a positive result in the referendum, as well as for the creation of fewer and more equal sized constituencies. We will whip both Parliamentary parties in both Houses to support a simple majority referendum on the Alternative Vote, without prejudice to the positions parties will take during such a referendum.