Chris Bryant MP, chair of the House of Commons Standards Committee has written a book about how to improve the credibility of Parliament, which it seems currently stands at an all-time low (when was it not at an all-time low, I wonder?). One thing, according Politics Home, is
‘Examples of decentralising power he would like to see include allowing the House of Commons to set its own timetable for debates, rather than it being decided by Downing Street, arguing the UK would be better off if power was "spread around". "The fact that we've got such a concentration of power in Downing Street, I think is one of the things that has made our whole system discredited," he said.’
He thinks some of his proposed reforms should appear in Labour’s general election manifesto. I suppose it’s a good thing that bright eyed and bunny tailed Chris hopes that Keir Starmer would countenance such a step. But reducing the concentration of power in Downing Street? Some chance! Starmer has already demonstrated dictatorial characteristics well beyond any previous Labour leader. He thinks he owns the Labour Party. Anyway, keep up the good work Chris and best of luck with that.