Only earn if you stay...

Only earn if you stay...

Only earn if you stay...

First published in Letters by

HOW much I agree with Liz Edge (‘Commons comedy’, Letters, January 31) about the weekly bear-pit known as Prime Minister’s Question Time, which is about the only time that one ever sees bums on all those green leather benches in the House of Commons.

Most of the time, the benches seem to be deserted and one wonders what some of our elected representatives are doing, if they are not sitting in the chamber to which we elected them, listening (and hopefully contributing) to what is going on.

I recall that years ago, the veteran MP for Bolsover, Dennis Skinner, said that when he was a miner, if you didn’t turn up to the pit for work you didn’t get paid. What a sound principle!

Richard M Billinge, Heworth Village, York.

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1:05am Thu 6 Feb 14

NoMorePlease says...

Fact one: being in the chamber is a small part of the job.
Fact two: Denis Skinner always refused to sit on a committee, preferring to have his face on camera in the chamber. The hard work is OUTSIDE of the chamber.
Fact one: being in the chamber is a small part of the job. Fact two: Denis Skinner always refused to sit on a committee, preferring to have his face on camera in the chamber. The hard work is OUTSIDE of the chamber. NoMorePlease
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