Yesterday I mentioned a discussion I had with John Redwood, Conservative – Wokingham, a leading “eurosceptic”; or so we are led to believe.
I thought I would post two screenshots of the discussion:
Here we have a Member of Parliament deliberately promoting a course of action which is completely pointless and would not achieve the desired result; who deigns not to engage with a member of the electorate and thus chooses to ignore that which is put to him by way of counter argument; who has prattled on in the past repeating the need for Cameron’s renegotiation meme; and is reduced to making utterly ridiculous comments about armies; a statement that beggars belief.
Members of Parliament are supposed to “guide” public opinion with their “wisdom” and in using said wisdom, be the guardians of our nation while also being a servant of the people. In this regard John Redwood stands guilty of dereliction of duty and, dare one say, political illiteracy. Not that Redwood is alone, he most definitely is not – unfortunately space does not permit the listing of all those like him.
Not that that that problem is limited to national governance, local governance is also open to the same charge of dereliction of duty, especially where political illiteracy is concerned. I posted about this problem with our system of democracy yesterday, a post which unfortunately does not seem to have attracted much attention.
Far be it for me to speak for others, suffice it to say that I believe those of us who take an interest in politics per se are totally frustrated with those who are supposed to guide us, but do not; who are supposed to have wisdom, but have not; who are supposed to be the guardians of our nation, but are not; and who are supposed to be the servants of the people, but most definitely are not.
So now can we have a serious debate in this country about our system of democracy – please?
Afterthought: If nothing else shows what a farce is our system of democracy then it must be that Owen Paterson has to admit that he is unable to do what he would like to do because of our subservience to Brussels!