How bad do you think this is?
imo it's utterly reprehensible when the sole purpose is to gain political power. Looks like Cameron wants to do just that: "there is convention and there is practice and they are not always quite the same thing." Uhh no. Sure, practice isn't always convention. But convention is always practiced. Asserting that a recognised constitutional convention simply isn't a convention is completely arrogant and a clear attempt to mislead the electorate. But with all their chummy media allies they can now pass the rules off as some sort of "new" (yes they've actually called the rules new) "technicality" or some shit to give themselves legitimacy.
Very occasionally, conventions are departed from e.g. the waiver of collective responsibility over the 1975 EC referendum, but that was in the public interest and had far from cynical motives.
The Tories are traditionally the party most against a codified constitution. They're making a very good case for one.
Sorry for another polix thread its well boring i know