I've seldom heard our MP use the excuse; 'I've got a three line whip so I can't come' Well he did yesterday, so it was with more than usual interest that I listened to Today in Parliament. Now all is clear. The excellent MP for Cambridge David Howarth was widely reported speaking on the Political Parties and Representation Bill Report Stage in Commons on the funding of political parties and is well worth reading.
David, who I remember from years back as the Leader on Cambridge City Council and chair of the Lib Dem Economic Working party.He suggested that the level of savings was a key indicator of the health of the economy. Oh that they had listened. He is now getting quite a reputation even in the pages of the Daily Mail