I don’t often write on national topics on this blog. I don’t often write on anything as dull sounding as the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee. But this quiet committee, which is pretty much ignored by the media, is gradually compiling a portfolio of common sense reforms. This week, the committee published a report on voter engagement. With the exception of the Scottish Referendum, turnout at elections has been falling for years. People are disillusioned, so much so that Russell Brand speaks for many of them, especially the young.