Category: Politics

Early

So it’s just after 7.30am, and I’ve almost finished my coffee. The news on Radio 4 is all about how prices are going up and how sports personalities earn about a gazilion pounds a minute… just about enough for a deposit on a house… while on facebook, nearly 2000 people apply for 8 minimum wage jobs at a high street coffee shop. This is, I am informed, economic recovery!
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A question

I don’t usually do the politics thing. I leave that for those who are better at it and who have more interest, but I do need to put this question out there. It’s aimed at the UK, but with a little translation it should work elsewhere too…

Should MPs¹ be paid according to how closely they stick to their pre-election promises to their constituents?

I think they should, based on an MP’s salary, getting a percentage of that given based on the percentage of pre-election promises kept. I know they have to toe the party line to an extent, but they are there to represent the people, not the party elite. What do you all think? Answers on a postcard, or to your local MP.

¹ Member(s) of Parliament not Military Police, just in case you were wondering.

My Twitter feed…

is hilarious now, watching all the comments on the Tory cabinet reshuffle. Or it would be if it wasn’t so frightening. I thought things were getting bad before, but it makes me think we might have been better off if the “End-Of-The-World” nutters were right and it’ll be all over in December.

No such luck of course, we’re going to have to deal with the consequences ourselves.