Unusually for these pages this is not a report from Parliament but a very important article about Parliament from Peter Oborne in the Daily Mail. Here is the key section:
Although Brown conceded that this was the ‘biggest reform you have ever seen in any period of the history of Parliament’, his judgment is a gross understatement. The reform marks a historic change in the regulation of British democracy — and a giant constitutional step into the unknown. What’s more, it has the frightening potential to cause great damage because it will hand vast powers to a new class of men and women who are not accountable to the electorate. At the heart of this lies a vital question first posed by the Greek philosopher Plato some 2,500 years ago: ‘Who guards the guardians?’"
With MPs held in such low esteem this is a tricky time to defend the idea that they should govern themselves (and The Sun welcomes it) but we voters can get rid of MPs when they fail. We can't get rid of the quango that Brown is constructing to oversee MPs.