A new group, Open Up, is calling for all MPs to submit themselves to an open primary before the next election. This is the one move, the campaign claims, that would do more than any other to purge the political system of the expenses scandal.
All campaigns overplay their hand. Open Up is no exception.
A renewal of our political system will take more than open primaries. But the campaign's message is a thoroughly good one and would begin the long process of reform.
How can it be...