I still don’t think MPs get the point. There is more to it than effectively stealing our money – although some of them should be arrested for fraud. The problem is their lack of moral consideration that would tell them it is simply not acceptable that they should charge for US for THEIR benefits – hanging baskets, moat cleaning and the like.
Margaret Beckett on Question Time epitomises the problem. She is completely oblivious of public mood and has NO contrition. She should go – not at the next election, GO NOW.
And as for Michael Martin? you can imagine my opinion of him. The often-quoted Oliver Cromwell line is very appropriate:
YOU HAVE BEEN SAT TOO LONG HERE FOR ANY GOOD YOU HAVE BEEN DOING. DEPART, I SAY, AND LET US HAVE DONE WITH YOU. IN THE NAME OF GOD, GO!.
Oliver Cromwell. April 1653.
While we were all disgusted at the claims for none-existent mortgages and £400 taxi trips – Michael Martin was concerned about who leaked the details. How out of touch can he possibly be?
Labour tell us how well they have dealt with the economic crisis – but we are in such a financial mess now, I am sure this could have been done better. Why didn’t labour stop the crisis earlier? why didn’t they bring the FSA to account earlier? why are bonuses STILL being paid?
I feel the whole lot should go. Not just the government, not just the parliament, but the whole darn system. The Dickensian system is so out of touch. Everyone should be voting proportionately, members (if we have to have them at all) should be in their constituency FULL TIME and go ON-LINE to debate with other members. If millions can vote for their favourite x-factor contestant by sending a text, the same millions can decide political decisions too. If there really has to be face to face debates they can either all stay in hotels (Premier Inn at Country Hall currently costs £119 per night). Or take over one of the many empty office blocks and house the whole lot there. Consolidating all the services and security into one building would save millions.
I don’t feel ANY MP represents my views – not even fifty percent of my views. Who am I meant to vote for? I feel the closest to anyone sensible and honourable would be Vince Cable, but he is in a party mired with the same smell as the others. He would do better to be INDEPENDENT and ditch the party allegiance.
The threat of letting in the BNP in by the back door is not showing the strength of the BNP, it is showing the weakness of the main parties.
For me the nearest party is the GREENS. Even my previous party – the Lib Dems – aren’t pushing it far enough. Although I don’t agree with all the policies of the Green Party. I think we SHOULD have nuclear power.
I will definitely NOT be voting Labour or Conservative. I think its time to put the deck chairs away, they have been arranged enough, the ship is going down, run for the lifeboats now!