Nick Clegg’s plans to replace the House of Lords with an elected senate could be watered down after the Conservative MPs expressed fury about Liberal Democrat attacks on embattled Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Maybe Lords reform should go ahead. Maybe it should be altered.
Maybe Hunt should be fired, be backed, be tickled to death.
But these are entirely different questions and the correct answer to either one of them should not influence what is the correct answer to the other. However, as can be seen, a temper tantrum over tribal loyalty seems to be influencing the basic structure of future governance.
A useful example of why politics is so shit as a method of doing things.