OK, so first you have an MP who spends two years trolling twitter and then decides she’d rather go and live in New York than stay on as an MP for a marginal seat in Northamptonshire. Then you have the Lib Dems deciding to oppose boundary changes which would have given the Tories an extra twenty seats. This follows the Tories made a stand on ‘a matter of principle’, namely the defence of a dog’s breakfast - the current House of Lords – against the prospect of a dog’s dinner, namely a reformed House of Lords.
Actually, it seems to be pure spite. The whole of the government’s substantive programme is a Conservative one, and all of it has been put through with Lib Dem votes. But it’s not enough to have an obedient servant; he or she must also be utterly humiliated. And if that means a bunch of seats stay with the opposition, then I suppose one must pay for one’s pleasures.
Contrast this with actual government policy you have a weirdly perfect illustration of the saying that self-indulgence and severity towards others are the same vice. This may be the first government to actually bully itself out of office.