Party leaders should not attack credible, elected people

Those of us who vote for MPs and Councillors are entitled to be disappointed if the people who we prefer, do not win and we can understandably be critical towards the people who have been elected. However they become our MP or Councillor and so they will be the people who will represent us in the Council or the Parliament. So even if we disagree them our connection will remain until the next election and so therefore we will need to treat them modestly. Equally the elected MPs and Councillors should understand that their colleagues are people who were voted by a significant number of people and so even if they are from a different party or setting, they need to avoid criticising them unless they have been very dishonest or dangerous into the community. The level of criticism of Boris Johnson by people in the Conservative Party has been very restricted even though his lies and damage has been very evident to most people in our Nation. So it is very disturbing to read that Liz Truss has been criticising the leaders of the Scotland and Welsh representatives, particularly as these people have been a lot more honest and credible than Boris Johnson and some of his colleagues, potentially including Truss and Sunak. The news came this morning from The Times newspaper which is available here and the first part of the piece written by George Grylls and Oliver Wright is

Liz Truss continued her attacks on regional leaders across the United Kingdom last night as she dismissed the Welsh first minister as “a low-energy version of Jeremy Corbyn”. At a Conservative leadership hustings in Cardiff, the foreign secretary said Mark Drakeford was trying to “talk our country down” as she threatened to override decisions taken by the Senedd in a further challenge to devolution. On Monday Truss used a hustings in Exeter to attack Nicola Sturgeon, saying that the first minister of Scotland was an “attention seeker” and it was best to “ignore her”. Truss said that she would ignore a decision by Drakeford not to proceed with the M4 relief road in Newport and press on with the £1.4 billion project.

It is clear that we need to replace the current Government very soon.

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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