Did anyone else see this? Ex-Director General of the BBC Greg Dyke said that necessary changes to British democracy are being prevented by "the Westminster village, the media and particularly the political parties".
He told a meeting at the Lib Dem party conference that he wanted an inquiry into the whole political system, but thinks it unlikely due to these vested interests.
He also said that he had tried to raise the issue whilst at the BBC but had been prevented by this confluence of conservatism.
This was hardly reported, for an Chomskyist (?) analysis of this, see medialens.