As ladytizzy has noticed – see her comment on the previous post – the Deputy Prime Minister gave evidence yesterday to the Constitution Committee. It was his regular appearance in order to discuss constitutional change. You can see his appearance here. I came in on two of the principal issues we pursued – the process of constitutional change and, not surprisingly, Lords reform. On the former, the Constitution Committee has no particular difficulty in identifying issues of constitutional significance, whereas it seems to be a task that flummoxes Governmment. On the latter, the Deputy PM remains in a mindset that sees an elected chamber as self-evidently the ‘democratic option’. As you will see, he caused laughter when, in seeking to argue that composition should be considered independently of powers, he expressed the view ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’!