I have just sent this letter to my MP, who unfortunately seems uninterested in democratic evolution :
Seasons greetings to you and yours, I hope you’ve managed some time with your family, despite the devious timing, of the publication of the 1200 odd page EU document, you've little time to scrutinise, before being expected to vote on it.
It being a month since our last communication, my perceived further deterioration, in the democratic accountably of our government, compels me to contact you again.
Whilst I appreciate the points you made in your last email, and the near impossibility of a 100% turnout, my point is that people should at least be given the opportunity to have a say. As regards public opinion, that is something largely influenced by the corporate mass media, which I suspect you will agree with myself, is biased. That peoples opinions have changed, being in some part, influenced by alternative, fringe media sources, as even the major silicon valley tech companies such as youtube and twitter appear to have become biased with a “left” leaning.
As an MP, it is my understanding, that you have a standing in the community, such that you are, not only entitled certain parliamentary privileges, but are also afforded a level of respect, which might allow you to air ideas those of us less privileged, might not be. It is with this in mind, that I believe the privilege, you have worked to have your constituents bestow upon you, puts you in the fortunate position of being able to contribute towards change.
As a representative, I’d be interested to know how many of your 75’000 odd constituents actually bother to make their opinions known to you on an unsolicited basis. I dare say it’s magnitudes of order less than 50%. If however you were to make a pro active effort to solicit peoples opinions; presenting fair factual information, along with realistic, balanced, prediction of outcomes, I suspect I could safely assume that the number of peoples who’s opinions you’d hear would increase significantly.
At the end of the day, as well as it getting dark, I also feel that, where democratic representation is concerned, the differences between representation and delegation are merely semantics. Our current system allowing us a choice of representative every 4 years or so, we are expected to choose someone whose views are closest aligned with our own, and trust them to represent us. This trust is further at risk, on account of party whips, where policy U-turns and the like occur, or abstentions, where there seems complete lack of representation.
Is it any wonder people are increasingly of the opinion politics is broken ? I suspect that is ripe for change, and vehemently oppose the current direction, which I believe to be leading toward a dystopian NWO. If you share any of my sentiment, I urge you, please start informing and involving your people more. You may be surprised how much of a difference you and those like you, such as Sir Desmond can make.
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