On Tuesday of last week, Report stage of the Recall of MPs Bill was taken in the Lords. The Bill has not proved universally popular. I was variously on my feet, contributing to debate on a number of amendments. The last amendment to be debated was mine, providing for the Act to be reviewed after 5-6 years. One peer, Lord Howarth of Newport, thought that I may be pursuing something that could be rabble-rousing. Obviously, my reputation goes before me.
Unfortunately, the Government were not proving accommodating, either on my amendment or those moved by other peers. I did not pursue the amendment. It was rather late in the evening. Even if I was in rabble rousing mode, there was not much rabble to be roused. I may, however, return to the issue at Third Reading.