Campbell calls for powers to pass to Parliament

From today’s Independent:

Sir Menzies Campbell, the Liberal Democrat leader, has challenged the prime minister-in-waiting to match his rhetoric on reform by introducing a radical package of measures to allow Parliament to hold the Government to account. He also called for a constitutional convention, including ordinary people as well as politicians, to draw up a new settlement – a move already being considered by Mr Brown, who has promised changes to bridge the gap between politicians and the the public.

In a letter to Mr Brown, Sir Menzies proposed that the monarch’s historic powers under the Royal Prerogative, most of which are exercised by ministers without the need for parliamentary approval, should be handed to MPs.

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