What do we want from our politicians?

#81
Honesty, morality, servitude, integrity, and honesty.

Not much to ask you would think, They should be a given for anyone entrusted with directing the country..
I was on that song sheet until evidence of the morals and ethical considerations were put aside by Straw and Blunkett to sanction rendition - torture by proxy, in our country's name.

I hope I live long enough to see these creatures face a court, any court and not the current obfuscation this pair and others constantly resurrect in justification and in my name in particular.
 
#82
Feck me, between the chinks trying it on for uni funding and this Alan Turning walt giving it the numbers, this site is going down the swanny!

Can we not script ban this shit?

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#83
I just wish they would grow some balls.
Cameron running away with his tail between his legs when the country needed leadership sums up the level of expectation I have from this inept bunch (all parties).

No guts no glory
 
#84
This thread is to discuss what we expect from our politicians
The honourable members have just been awarded 2.7%.
They decided upon reflection that after 10 years of 1% I was worth 1.5%.
In answer to your question I would like a level playing field and an additional 1.2% please.

Bakerlite is not holding his breath.
 
#85
According to Hansard all my MP seems to be bothered about are LGBT matters. Not a word about anything else.

When it comes to elections I tend to spoil my return with None of the Above.
 
#86
What do we want from our politicians? Simple really. Stop pandering to minority pressure groups. Stop enabling identity politics.
 

chrisg46

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#87
In the last few months, I have given serious thought to starting one of those petition things, with the statement being along the lines that every serving MP, regardless of party, EU opinion etc should stand down at the next election after the complete and utter shambles they have turned Brexit into. 650ish embarrassments to our nation should be prevented from holding public office ever again.
Of course, even if it did get enough votes to be discussed in Parliament but if it did, it would help underline the message to them just how despised they are across the country.
 
#88
In the last few months, I have given serious thought to starting one of those petition things, with the statement being along the lines that every serving MP, regardless of party, EU opinion etc should stand down at the next election after the complete and utter shambles they have turned Brexit into. 650ish embarrassments to our nation should be prevented from holding public office ever again.
Of course, even if it did get enough votes to be discussed in Parliament but if it did, it would help underline the message to them just how despised they are across the country.
Question is, who would then replace them? The standard of MP isn't going to go up any time soon. There also needs to be a discussion as to whether the country wants delegates or representatives in the house
 
#89
Do we need as many as 651 (IIRC) MPs?. Jobs for the party hacks it seems to me. Unless discussing their own overinflated salaries, attendance in the House for debates can be less than 5% of all MPs.

The present shower are virtually all crooks of the first order, and only interested in lining their own pockets.
 
#90
This one looks more like 1930's than modern day............
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But he does reproduce well
He's my MP.
Only one ever in 15 years of me living here, ( or anywhere else for that matter) who knocked on my door before an Election and spoke about National issues.... then came around again the following year after his success in the Election, to ask me what I thought were the three main local issues.

A class act.
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#91
In answer to the original question: selflessness, truth, humility, moral courage, ability to think for the longer term benefit.

Yeah, I'll get me coat.
 
#92
message to them just how despised they are across the country.

I'm sure the majority of them are fully aware of the contempt and utter ineptitude that the vast majority of the populace hold them in, as for voting themselves out of the gravy train, it aint gonna happen any time soon, What,! with £77,000 basic, and another 2.7% coming their way, you've more chance of tony Blair of handing himself in.
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

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Book Reviewer
#95
Would you, for example, include Tobias Ellwood in that description?
Johnny Mercer?
I would like all MPs to share their values of service to constituents. Richard Drax seems a good egg but I live in the wrong part of Dorset and endure Oliver Letwin.
 
#96
I'd like a new option on the ballot paper in the next GE: None of the above.
 

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