Today at PMQs Ed Miliband chose to attack David Cameron on the matter of the closure of children’s centres, asking why David Cameron had signed a petition to save the Chipping Norton centre if they are supposedly being well-supported by the Government. Cameron’s response that 3,000 children’s centres are being used by more people than ever before, and with increased funding is neither here nor there – the important thing is that the wrong question was posed by Miliband, in order to try and score a cheap political point; and because for Miliband to pose the question he should have would have blown a massive hole in our faux system of democracy.
The question that should have been posed was: Can the Prime Minister explain the ridiculousness of a situation wherein, with regard to the closure of the Ace Children’s Centre in Chipping Norton, he has signed a petition against a decision taken by Oxfordshire County Council, one occasioned as a direct result of a policy he, the Prime Minister and a member of the Executive, instigated.
This lack of separation of power is a subject on which I have posted previously and is one that I have raised with David Cameron at his constituency surgery; ie, how can he as an MP and a member of the Legislature, on behalf of his constituents hold the Executive, of which he as Prime Minister is not only a member but Leader of said Executive, to account. That is an important point which appears to have eluded those constitutents in Chipping Norton – together with the journalist who filed the story with the Oxford Mail.
Afterthought: So concerned are the MSM with the tittle-tattle of knockabout PMQs which includes the ya-boo behaviour of our MPS, It is extremely doubtful if anyone in our media even considered this point about separation of power.