Parliament is clearly running out of steam

Rees MoggIt is clear following the public demand announced by Jacob Rees-Mogg MP for the progoration of Parliament that our nation has now reached a critical point in the history of our democracy. Jacob is not alone in his desire to bring our current representative democracy system to an end, his call was strongly supported this morning on the Radio 4 Today programme by David Jones, the MP for Clywd and another member of Jacob’s ERG. Their group of MPs argue that we should close and lock the doors of the Palace of Westminster whilst other MPs are capable of holding debates or introducing votes that the ERG currently oppose. It is now clearly vital for citizens to be given an opportunity to support their idea and at the same time save the nation £2Bn a year by transferring all future policy making to local Councils, or bring the influence of the ERG group to an end. Although ERG is clearly out on a very thin conceptual limb with their progoration idea, there are many other groups of people who have lost confidence in Parliament. Some take to the streets or social media and can be criticised  by politicians for doing so while others have sought alternative ways to gain support for their views. This is one example that was disclosed in Parliament on 15th January:

“I know that my right hon. and gallant Friend Sir Nicholas Soames has taken an extremely dim view of Lord Guthrie and Sir Richard Dearlove and the letter they have written to Conservative association chairmen, and he is perhaps right to wear the expression of an outraged Bateman cartoon in response to their behaviour, but their letter contained a real concern. Even my right hon. and gallant Friend was not able to address—his remarks last Friday were not time-limited—the substance of what they are warning about and all the issues over the common security and defence policy and the rest contained in the European acquis. We would do well to pay attention.”

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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