On face value David Cameron's proposals look attractive, but one has to ask whether this is a convenient Damascine conversion! I would find it incredible if Cameron knew nothing about some of the expenses claims made beforehand and, whilst all credit to him for making some progress, is he going to do more to discipline some of his Shadow Cabinet for the claims they made? Will any of them be standing down at the next general election? It seems a bit too neat and tidy for my liking, and before anyone asks, yes I think Labour's NEC should do more in dealing with their own miscreants.
One aspect of electoral reform that has intrigued me for a while now though is AV. It seems fair, tidy, helps engage the electorate more, does not automatically lead to coalition governments, and all credit to Alan Johnson and Ed Miliband for considering it publicly.