I do sympathise with Clegg's claim that MPs should just "get on" with the cleaning job at hand. After all, one of the more frustrating aspects of the expenses scandal is that the parties could have preempted it with simple, immediate action (e.g. publishing expense claims online) in the wake of the Derek Conway affair last year, or even before then. But, now that this is "about more than expenses," can - and should - similar quick fixes be found for the electoral system, the composition of the House of Lords and party funding? Hm. My worry remains that, in their race to take the lead on all this, the politicians are now taking a things a little too quickly. And - crucially, self-defeatingly - they're in danger of leaving the public behind.