At last a political leader has stated something that all political parties and their leaders should embrace without question, yet unfortunately do not.
Newly elected leader of the UK Independence Party, Lord Pearson of Rannoch, has stated: "We are always ready to put our country before our party." (scroll down to 7.33 and listen to the podcast).
The Albion Alliance are writing to all MPs and PPCs standing at the next general election to ask them to put country before party and sign the pledge which is asked for. So far, of the replies received, not one candidate of any party has agreed so to do. In fact some replies are now starting to be received in which MPs are declining to answer on the basis that the enquirer does not live in their constituency and citing Parliamentary protocol.
What should be noted is that the question asked - will they put country before party and sign the pledge - has nothing to do with their constituency. This obfuscation on the part of MPs is ridiculous when one considers they are only too happy to offer an opinion on a national matter when it means a tad of publicity for them and a 'soundbite'. An example of this is that of Michael Gove who replied: "I am afraid I am not your MP!", not what one could consider a very polite response!
The attitude exhibited by Gove is an example of those who consider themselves the 'self-appointed chosen ones'. Well Michael, you ain't been chosen yet and carry on in that vein and you most likely won't be!