Quality piece on political reform by Helena Kennedy on the Opinion pages of today’s Irish Times. It does refer specifically to UK politics but the vast majority should be applied here also.
The answer to this crisis is to rethink how we do politics. What the UK needs is a parliament committed to systemic reform. The only way this will happen is if MPs are forced to make a commitment to their constituents to support reform – Out with the Lords! Out with first-past-the-post! Out with rich donors corrupting the system! Out with MPs jumping into jobs with the privatised companies they helped create while in office!