Eoin O’Malley takes Dr Ed Walsh to task for his call to reform the electoral system. Essentially he argues if we want to reform the political system we need to rebalance power within the political system. We need to enable greater scrutiny of government to allow the opposition and backbenchers do their job. The public should have greater access to independent information, not spun by government departments. Government statistics could be generated by independent agencies and government policy could be independently analysed and tested against their stated objectives.