News Roundup

The Guardian continues its coverage of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changes ongoing woes.

It also carries an interview with Conservative leader of Barnet Council Mike Freer and his “easyCouncil” model (as a Barnet resident, I was interested to see that my council tax was spent on clearing up all the grit on the pavement on Monday and putting back more grit on Tuesday – value for money FTW!).

The Tories have been attacked for publishing misleading crime statistics in such a way that makes a couple of cock ups by the IPCC look insignificant. Chris Grayling is unreprentent.

And finally, Gordon Brown announced a range of intended constitutional reforms yesterday in a speech to the RSA. Most of the coverage has focused on his plans for a referendum to reform the electoral system, but more radically he also announced his intention for the UK to have a written constitution by the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta in 2015. Exciting stuff but given Brown’s track record, could he deliver?

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