Writing in Media Guardian, John Kampfner, chief executive of Index on Censorship, draws attention to the efforts a few obdurate MPs are making to obstruct the modest reform of libel law proposed, belatedly, by Jack Straw, the justice secretary. These last-ditch opponents of reform appear determined to protect the interests of lawyers and their wealthy clients because they cannot forgive journalists for revealing the truth about parliamentary expenses. If they succeed it will mark a disgraceful end to the least popular parliament in the era of universal suffrage. Possibly appropriate then...   

Disgraceful end to a discredited parliament?