There is broad consensus outside of our main party leaderships as to what lies at the heart of the rot in our political system; A Parliament dominated and bullied by the Executive, central party organisations corrupted by foreign bribes and influence, self-serving narcissists as MPs with no sense of morality grasping after political power, distortion and manipulation of the truth and suppression of evidence by party and State bosses, the foetid stench of the political class fouling the waters of democracy.
I've said before that a healthy democracy needs both a strong Parliament and a strong government, and that strong government and weak Parliament over the past decades have been disastrous for the interests of the British people.
Yet one of the most significant Parliamentary reports of the past ten years has gone almost unremarked by both the MSM and the blogosphere; the Reform Select Committee's report.
It's measures can be implemented by the House immediately. It will radically curtail the powers of the whips and boost the powers of backbenchers. It will transfer power from the Executive to Parliament and redress the present imbalance. The Commons will become stronger and more independent. MPs will become less reliant on central party structures and more responsive to their constituencies.
And for all these reasons it probably doesn't stand a chance in Hell of being supported by Brown, Cameron or the Squeaker. Shame on you all.