At a time when the country has no legitimate government and is at war, the Liberal Democrats once again display their truly piddling smallness by insisting that the most pressing matter in public life is the advent of the single transferable vote. Welcome to Anorakistan, a country that looks as if could be being led by the Glasgow University Dialectical Society circa 1987 - God help us all.
The past few days have been nothing but political sitcom of the highest order, Order In The House if you prefer, with so-called democrats vying with each other to see which can stage what they believe will be the most durable coup. The Liberal Democrat Ed Davey even has the type of face one would expect to see on a sitcom actor playing the role of a hapless dad rather than on a very senior figure in public life. It would be funny if young men still weren't being eviscerated in order to keep down the price of heroin. As I wrote many months ago now, proportional representation is gang warfare on the public; and if they are pushing for unmandated electoral reform as a condition of their involvement in coalition, Captain Clegg and his pirate band show that they will do anything to ensure that they stay part of The Commission.