I recently read an article by Jenny Willot MP on Lib Dem Voice where she claps herself and the government on the back for obeying the motion we passed at conference by implementing the recommendations of the second Harrington report.
Unfortunately, the motion was about the time limit to ESA, not the Harrington reports. So what Jenny's said is, not to put too fine a point on it, a load of cow dung. In fact, by ignoring the main point of the motion, Jenny's betraying the trust that was placed in her by members of our party when they selected her as, and campaigned for her as, a parliamentary candidate. More importantly, she's ignoring the part of the constitution which, unlike any other party, places the power to make policy in the hands of the members and not the leadership. Given that we've got the word "Democrats" in our party name then that's a pretty fundamental principle that she's breaking.
So, as a result, I've written an angry piece about it which Lib Dem Voice will hopefully publish in the next few days (assuming they don't have any issues with my second draft of it). Which means that, with a bit of luck, they'll soon be another rant of mine floating around the internet. Enjoy :)