A senior Tory MP today said the Lords reform row could split the coalition, paving the way for a Conservative government to scrap European human rights laws. Mr Leigh told MPs:
"Given that it is our Liberal friends who are blocking this: why don't we all vote against House of Lords reform tomorrow and then we will end the sad life of this coalition, we can have a General Election, a Conservative government and we can repeal this hopeless Act?"
ITV News learns that Mr Cameron hadn't squared his watered-down Lords plan with Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems.
In his final Prime Minister's Questions before recess, the man in question looked as though he needed a holiday more than ever
The Government has retreated on its plans to reform the House of Lords after dropping a vote on the timetable for legislation.