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A general election is needed

Realistically the government are not going to have an election immediately. Hence following the speaker's announcement we need to work on fixing the problems in parliament.

Parliament's role is as the voice of the people. Hence people should not be threatened for talking to MPs. Furthermore Ministers should answer questions. We need to look at how we can make the operation of parliament more transparent, not only as far as expenses are concerned, but also as far as how legislation is written.

There is a lot of work to be done. Ideally we would also have an early general election. However, it is obvious that Gordon Brown will not have an election until he is forced to (or he thinks he might win).

Comments

Jerry said…
I don't like the comments made by Gordon Brown this morning regarding the De-selection of MP's who are found to have broken the expenses rules.

In a democracy shouldn't the people of this land be the ones who decides whether the MP's are fit to stand for elections, Some cross party "disgraced" MP's have been given the vote of confidence by their respected constituents. I have as yet to hear for our own MP but I'm sure he'll come a knocking soon.

The Sooner Gordon Brown relises that with the resignation of Michael Martin MP, calls for his resignation cannot be too far behind, I remember when Blair was standing down, we never got the say on who was the next party leader and PM, this has not been forgotton by the general public, in the current financial climate who was the last chancellor of the exchequer.

I lost all confidence in Gordon Brown a few years ago when I had my own buisness, his daft taxes and red tape meant I paid more in taxs than what I had coming in.

The sooner "no Confidence" in Brown is shouted from the rafters the better we might just be.

My vote is for JH or Vince Cable for the next speaker.

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