Monday, 6 August 2012

Read Your Coalition Agreement, Nicky Clegg

You and David Cameron agreed to it, I didn't want a coalition, but I'm only a voter and taxpayer, not a professional politician so my job is to pay my taxes and mind my business util the next election time when all you pollys are my BFFs.

Anyway, Nicky, remember this bulletpoint in your Coalition Agreement?

  • We will bring forward a Referendum Bill on electoral reform, which includes provision for the introduction of the Alternative Vote in the event of a positive result in the referendum, as well as for the creation of fewer and more equal sized constituencies. We will whip both Parliamentary parties in both Houses to support a simple majority referendum on the Alternative Vote, without prejudice to the positions parties will take during such a referendum.

As far as I am concerned Alternative Vote (you lost the referendum) is linked to constituency reform.and not to House of Lords reform. You apparently agreed to that as the next two bulletpoints are:

•We will bring forward early legislation to introduce a power of recall, allowing voters to force a by-election where an MP is found to have engaged in serious wrongdoing and having had a petition calling for a by-election signed by 10% of his or her constituents.

•We will establish a committee to bring forward proposals for a wholly or mainly elected upper chamber on the basis of proportional representation. The committee will come forward with a draft motion by December 2010. It is likely that this will advocate single long terms of office. It is also likely that there will be a grandfathering system for current Peers. In the interim, Lords appointments will be made with the objective of creating a second chamber that is reflective of the share of the vote secured by the political parties in the last general election.

It appears your schoolgirl cut-off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face logic holds that if you can't have the House of Lords reform exactly as you want it for your party's interests then the House of Commons can't be reformed so that one person's vote has the same value in every constituency when it comes to electing MPs. Very mature of you; it seems the cactus arsonist has not grown up. 

What are you doing about recalling MPs and introducing a statutory register of lobbyists that you also agreed? Is gay marriage really more important than those reforms?

Is it any wonder most thinking people despise MPs and most politicians when you lot play narrow party interest games while the useful sector of the nation doesn't have the luxury of your perks? Grow up and do a proper job of sorting the country out. Then, as Cromwell said to the Long Parliament when he thought it was no longer fit to conduct the affairs of the nation:

"You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go."

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