Wednesday’s sitting of the House was another late one. It was not an all-night sitting as on Monday, but we did sit until 3.00 a.m. There were votes, the last one at 2.00 a.m., so I was able to prove that I was actually there. At least I got a few hours of proper sleep, but I had to be back in the House for meetings on Thursday morning and to take part in the debate on the constitutional and parliamentary consequences of coalition government. The debate itself was a good one but somewhat overshadowed by the continuing controversy over Opposition filibustering on the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill. I am not sure why some peers deny there is a filibuster. There is a filibuster. That’s not really the issue. The important question is whether or not it is justified.
Yesterday’s debate can be read here. Comments welcome.