BOTH Labour and Conservatives recently failed to fulfil their promises of reforming Parliament in light of the expenses scandals.
Both parties failed to support a Liberal Democrat amendment to make possible 'recall' of MPs who have been suspended by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
This was an opportunity to give real power back to constituents, but the other parties appear to have learned nothing over the last several weeks.
This then gets reported as 'all the major parties' have failed to take action or learn from the expenses scandals.
In reality, it is the Lib-Dems who have long called for, and offered ideas for, reform of Parliament.
Unfortunately, Labour and Conservatives alike are quick with warm words about change but slow to make it happen.
MERLENE EMERSON Parliamentary spokeswoman
Hammersmith and Fulham Liberal Democrats