In a sense I hope he’s right. To see Cameron have to fight it out and get down and dirty would be excellent, if only because it will demonstrate beyond doubt his sincere commitment to the cause, and because if there’s any fight that’s worth having in modern Britain, this is it.
But then again, wouldn’t it be wonderful if it were possible for this Bill to pass through Parliament with only the most pathetic of protests? That would speak volumes about just how far we have come. And it would be fitting for a reform that is so obviously proper and right.