Both Lynne Featherstone and Evan Harris have previously pushed for the rules of royal succession to be changed to remove the precedence given to males over females. As Lynne put it previously, the monarchy is about symbolism – so it should have the right symbolism. Now Nick Clegg is also on the case: “Mr Clegg, who is responsible for constitutional reform, told the BBC the issue would “require careful thought”. But he said both he and David Cameron were “sympathetic” to changing rules which seemed “a little old fashioned”.” (BBC)
Government bans export of three more lethal injection drugs to the US.
Troubles for the Conservative Party in Bedford: “Senior Tory backs independent against his own party’s candidate: Kempston Conservatives have backed an independent candidate who is standing for election to Borough Hall – 18 months after she was expelled from the party, and despite the fact that she is standing against two party members”. (Bedford Today)