Today is the last day of Parliament for the term. After spending the morning on non-controversial legislation – including apparently the anti-slave-fishing bill – the House will have its last Question Time and then an adjournment debate. And then they’ll be off to campaign for the election.
The big triumph here? No last-minute urgency. No “wash-up”. Extended hours and growing public dislike of urgency has put paid to that. Instead MPs have cooperated to ensure the vital but non-controversial stuff gets passed without abusing the Parliamentary process, or the public’s trust. Hopefully it’ll be a permanent change.