So it looks like another Liberal Democrat constitutional reform is going tits up. Well, that is according to the BBC news website. I am not surprised as to be honest there is far more pressing situation that our leaders should be focusing on, the declining economy for one.
I do not share with Nick Clegg's argument that Governments can focus on more than one thing. The country has slipped into recession once again and all our leaders' energies must be focused on turning that situation around. I think Alex Salmond has played a blinder by timetabling the Scottish Independence Referendum later in the electoral cycle.
I also think that we are beginning to look like a fringe party with a set agenda on constitutional reform. A bit like the Green Party, but yellow.
So if the Lib Dems lose another constitution reform, what shall we ask for in return. That is easy; abolish Tuition Fees. Not only will this be prove to the country that we stick by our promises, but will relieve pressure on hard-hit families at a time everyone's salaries are squeezed. It will inspire young people to better themselves, raising the aspirations of a generation. It will also reverse a culture, which we have seen in our banks, where people accept personal debt is part of their lives.
I bet there are a lot of Lib Dems MPs who wish now they voted against increasing tuition fees and breaking their promise to Lib Dem voters. I bet they wished they rebelled as it is beginning to be seen that teh Conservatives are getting their own way.