On Tuesday, following a big row in the Commons the previous day, we were granted two and half hours to discuss amendments to the EU Treaty Bill on police, borders, criminal justice and immigration, instead of the derisory one and half the government originally offered. It was not enough, but clearly better than the first proposal.
Yesterday. on energy, the governemnt reverted to type and allowed only one and a half hours for all the amendments. Needless to say, discussion did not even finish the first group before the guillotine came down and a vote was taken.
With the Lib Dems in full support the government has large majorities. It is determined to prevent proper debate on the detail of the Treaty, preferring hours of general discussion of things like climate change which are peripheral to the impact of the Treaty.
So the government has not only broken its promise to the people to hold a referendum, but also broken its promise to Parliament to allow line by line scrutiny of all the complex new powers the EU is winning from us.