Political reform: has the revolution been cancelled?

Here’s what I told the BBC:

Five years ago at the height of the expenses scandal we were promised a new kind of politics. How’s that going?…

Lib Dem commentator Mark Pack says the coalition gets nine out of 10 for effort, but only four out of 10 for achievement.

He says: “One of the reasons it has not changed massively is that the real, genuine public anger over expenses did not convert into sustained public demand for changes in the way that the system operates. It is a shame.”

You can read the full piece here (including a discussion about the role of politicians too in the failure to deliver greater political reform).

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