Saturday, 10 April 2010

Sir George Young - Prat!

Writing on the Blue Blog, Sir George Young 'trumpets' the proposed re-call system that his party will be introducing, if successful at the general election. He is of the opinion that this is a good example of democracy in action and that it will give power to the people.

Yet it is the House of Commons Committee on Standards and Privileges that will decide whether an MP is to be re-called, not his/her constituents. So once again we see that (a) MPs will be judging their own on rules drawn up not by the electorate, but by MPs and non-elected and therefore non-answerable bureaucrats; (b) MPs will decide whether one of their own should suffer the indignity of re-call and (c) central control by the political elite is still in evidence.

What would be a truly democratic process is that 10% of the constituency electorate decided that a re-call was necessary - whether an MP's colleagues thought so or not. Young continues: "Giving local people the power to cast a vote of no confidence in their elected representative will bring an end to the concept of the ’safe seat’ and make MPs directly answerable to their constituents over the whole of a Parliament...." which only shows that he is a member of the CONservative Party - a party who are no different to Labour in that they will not relinquish one iota of the power they have given themselves stolen from the electorate.

If Young really believes this is 'devolution of power' then perhaps it is about time he was put out to grass. Needless to say he has not signed the Albion Alliance pledge, so come on you voters in North West Hampshire - do it!

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