Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Interesting Point

Direct Democracy has a post on the matter of the UK Permanent Representative to the EU, Sir Kim Darroch, being recalled to appear before the Bar of the House.

The post ends:
"It has been 54 years since a non-MP was called to the Bar of the House of Commons, which shows just how weak Parliament has been in asserting itself against the executive. Tomorrow's move will be just one attempt to inject more accountability and openness into British politics. To those who might see this as a political gesture doomed to fail from the start: MPs who have vociferously campaigned for true Parliamentary democracy must follow through on their word and try with every tool in their arsenal to reshape our political system. If you don't ask, you don't get."

It is a great pity that Direct Democracy failed to point out that if the political class had done their job properly the people would never have been put in the position of "if you don't ask, you don't get" - whether that be at home or abroad!

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