Question of duty

Question of duty

Question of duty

First published in Letters by

LIKE many others I have been glued to the TV the past few days and can hardly believe what I see and hear.

However, we live in a democracy and the people have spoken, so now we are all going to have to live with the results.

The only light on the horizon is that politicians will, hopefully, start listening to the people who put them into their elated positions.

In the meanwhile can someone please tell me why they have voted for a party whose representatives are totally opposed to the organisation they will now be earning a magnificent salary from – courtesy of Joe Public – and whose past performances have, without any shadow of doubt, proven their inability/unwillingness to do the duties they were elected to fulfil?

As an ex-councillor, can you imagine the people of Holgate’s reaction if I publicly stated that after accepting my responsibilities, I refused to vote on behalf of the people who put me there, so attended meetings purely and simply to claim my £300 daily allowances plus other equally generous allowances?

Liz Edge, Parkside Close, York.

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1:44pm Wed 28 May 14

The Great Buda says...

Nail hit firmly on the head there.
Nail hit firmly on the head there. The Great Buda
  • Score: -4

3:48pm Wed 28 May 14

Firedrake says...

Quite. Sinn Fein obviously taught them all they know!
Quite. Sinn Fein obviously taught them all they know! Firedrake
  • Score: -4

5:15pm Wed 28 May 14

Y.I.P. says...

Firedrake wrote:
Quite. Sinn Fein obviously taught them all they know!
What how to kneecap!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Firedrake[/bold] wrote: Quite. Sinn Fein obviously taught them all they know![/p][/quote]What how to kneecap!!!!!!!!!! Y.I.P.
  • Score: 2

6:00pm Wed 28 May 14

bravo whisky says...

Liz Edge, predictable trash !!
Liz Edge, predictable trash !! bravo whisky
  • Score: 2

6:44pm Wed 28 May 14

Jonothon says...

Firedrake wrote:
Quite. Sinn Fein obviously taught them all they know!
Firedrake, do you know something the rest of us don't know?
Sinn Fein have never taken their seats in the UK parliament, so can not claim attendence allowance. They can claim their parliamentary salary though.

Unlike UKIP they don't keep it, they donate it to Sinn Fein.
[quote][p][bold]Firedrake[/bold] wrote: Quite. Sinn Fein obviously taught them all they know![/p][/quote]Firedrake, do you know something the rest of us don't know? Sinn Fein have never taken their seats in the UK parliament, so can not claim attendence allowance. They can claim their parliamentary salary though. Unlike UKIP they don't keep it, they donate it to Sinn Fein. Jonothon
  • Score: -3

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