"This is an important moment for political renewal. We have different views on the future of our voting system.
But we both recognise that there are genuine concerns about the current system. And we emphatically agree that the decision is not, in any case, for government alone...
...This is precisely the sort of modernisation our Parliament needs – and Labour MPs know it.
Yet, as with deficit reduction and public service reform, they are simply falling back into a comfort zone of outright opposition to anything put forward by the Government.
On Monday night, Labour MPs will troop through division lobbies voting against a referendum on voting reform – a referendum they promised in their manifesto.
Tony Blair claimed his party's three priorities were education, education, education. Now Labour seems to be about opposition, opposition, opposition. In the end, opposition for opposition's sake gets you nowhere."