Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan called Nick Clegg's announcement on House of Lords reform and parliamentary boundaries a "humiliation" for the government and a "spectacular failure" of leadership from the prime minister.
David Cameron's weakness in not being able to control his own party and deliver on the coalition agreement shows a prime minister lacking the leadership our country deserves. Nick Clegg seems to be the only man in the country who doesn't understand that.
Although it is not our number one priority, Labour remains fully committed to Lords reform.
As we warned continually, the real obstacle to Lords reform are the Tories. They have never been serious about reform, despite this being in their manifesto. That's why it is outrageous of Nick Clegg to blame Labour.
Nick Clegg says plans to reform the House of Lords will be abandoned after the coalition contract was "broken" by the Conservatives.
David Cameron may be set to abandon proposed reform to the House of Lords. The Liberal Democrats will be bitterly disappointed.