2 big stories
LDV’s daily glimpse into the world of media and views. Our biggest story today has already made the news here at LDV, but it’s too good for us not to trail again: Nick Clegg has launched a campaign for 100 days of proper discussion about real reform.
It’s the front of the Guardian: the main story; the article by Clegg himself, and the version of the story where Clegg mocks Cameron’s pathetic attempts at real reform.
There’s been a wide variety of responses to the article here and in the comments over at the Guardian – ranging from praise to ”aim lower – you might get something done” – but my favourite response so far has been the approving words from Felix Cohen – he of the (very strongly worded) openlettertothelibdems.net.
While we’re on the subject of reform, don’t miss my second pick – Matthew Norman in the Independent calling for a written constitution. He’s not exactly complimentary about the Lib Dems but he reserves his truly scathing commentary for the other two main parties. So that’s alright, then.
2 must-read blog posts
There were some good instapundit reactions to the Clegg news including:
- We’re not going on a summer holiday
- Clegg’s breathtaking 100 day plan
- Nick Clegg, I think I love you
- Bar the gates says Clegg
But for my two picks, I’m choosing Mark “Star of Radio 4’s More or Less” Thompson’s latest revisiting of the correlation between safety of seat an MP’s seat and the likelihood of him or her abusing expenses. After all, the first outing of this just ten days ago is arguably what has boosted electoral and constitutional reform so high up the agenda.
And my second pick, an unhappy Jo Christie-Smith is narked at unkempt Boris’s unkept promises – South-East Londoners still can’t use their Oyster cards on trains.
Coming up later today
On Lib Dem Voice today – we’lll have news of UKIP’s tenuous grip on reality – and I’ll be donning my Bursar’s hat and publishing LDV’s accounts for members of our forum to investigate.