In a debate on the constitution Douglas Carswell describes the Commons as "monumentally useless". He says it has been reduced to a "talking shop" but one that struggles to even do that without MPs being prodded by the whips to get on to their feet to ensure someone is saying something until the 10.30pm closure of 'debate'.

Power has shifted during the Labour years towards an alphabet soup of quangoes and activist judges, interpreting a bogus human rights act.

Voters are not apathetic. They are not the problem.  They have rightly clocked that democracy is broken.

Mr Carswell advocated more powers for the legislature and more powers for voters.

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