It is astonishing that until yesterday Parliament had had no debate on the current economic crisis. The House of Commons has failed in its duty to be the country's debating chamber. Instead, yesterday, it fell to the House of Lords to take up the cudgels. Their Lordships had a six hour debate and I highly recommend it to you to read - HERE.
The participants read like a list of Who Was Who in British Politics, but that is no bad thing. We heard from Lords/Ladies Lawson, Haskel, Howe, Shephard, Powell, Lamont, Forsyth, Taverne, Peston, MacGregor, Skidelsky, Burns, Barnett, Higgins, Ryder and Tugendhat among many others. Think how many years at the Treasury many of them have served together and you will see why this is a debate well worth reading.
What a shame it is that the House of Commons could barely compete with that line-up. Perhaps that's why it has shied away from an economic debate.