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Have MP’s lost touch with the British people?

There are many examples, and I shall name a few in the coming days, of MP’s being completely out of touch with what matters to the British public. The latest instance has to be set by shadow education secretary, Michael Gove.

Yesterday he made a big noise about so called ‘lads mags’, claiming that “Titles such as Nuts and Zoo paint a picture of women as permanently, lasciviously, uncomplicatedly available.” What is this guy on? I don’t intend to argue the case for or against these publications, in a tolerant such as ours, I find it hard to believe that this was all the Conservative MP could find to talk about.

There are many things that may cause families to break up these include losing their homes as a result of negative equity and rising interest rates. Money worries as a consequence of rising fuel prices, food prices, utilities and taxes. Stress in terms of having to work harder, for less money, maybe in fear of redundancy. There are a whole string of reasons, another is perhaps taking their partner for granted, something Michael Gove would do well to consider, because he and his party seem to be taking their poll lead for granted by believeing they know best and taking on a policy of patronising the electorate.

What we should all be asking is where has this guy been for the past 6 months, what does he really think concerns the British public at this time? Now lets think about that… could it be, an impending recession, the credit crunch, rising fuel prices, knife crime, house prices, redundancies? If this is not enough, there are many other serious issues that are of real concern to the electorate, perhaps Michael Gove should get out more, rather than reading Zoo and Nuts!

Every party claims to be “listening” to their public, well who are they listening to, it sure as hell isn’t you or me? Is Michael Gove going to seriously claim that one of his constituents came to see him to claim about lads mags? If he did receive a complaint, maybe someone could remind him about placing things into perspective.

It is high time all MP’s started to talk to the people that put them in office and more importantly, learned to listen. It is also time the Conservative party started to act like a real opposition party, the truth is, they only look good, because the Labour party is so awful. In my opinion, all Michael Gove has done, is to confirm, that it is not just the Government that has lost touch with the voters, but also some MP’s of the official opposition.

David Cameron needs to reign these guys in, before the electorate catch on to the fact MP’s within the his party are as removed from the public as government ministers and labour party MP’s. He should also consider bringing in real people to advise, people with real world experience, or better still, have real people stand as the local Conservative MP, rather than career politicians or local ‘faces’. Now, more than ever before, this country needs MP’s that talk, sound and look like the rest of us. No wonder the electorate feels so disenfranchised.

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8 Comments For This Post

  1. The Aristocratic Rebel Says:

    MPs have lost it, I’m afraid. I don’t want to say it, but it’s the pure and honest truth. Lad’s mags? Lad’s mags?!?!? What?!?

    Right now, whether a bloke sees me as a piece of meat or a real woman is of no consequence. I care about crime, education, recession and why Gordon Brown can’t cope when just a year ago he was the man we wanted for the job. To truly believe that Zoo and Nuts are the core of Britain’s worries tells me this man has moved to planet Mars and kept his head in sand. Like most unreliable, self-centred, how-now-brown-cow politicians.

  2. Frustrated Voter Says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more. If I were a moman, I would find it patronising in the extreme to have a ‘man’ believe that I needed him to stick up for me, particularly when he was so wide of the mark. As far as Gordon Brown is concerned he is in need to some serious help, but it will require a full-time carer, so best he gives up now!

  3. Will Rhodes Says:

    I think what you asked first was more relevant than just Brown.

    All MPs have gone off their rockers – they all are out of touch with the British people, and have been for a long time. Well before Thatcher even.

    How do you bring them back into reality? I don’t have a clue. I wish I did – I would patent it and be a billionaire.

  4. Frustrated Voter Says:

    Thanks for your comments Will. Unless they spend more time in the field there is little or no chance of MP’s ever getting a well needed reality check. I think Gordon Brown deserves a special mention simply because he is the most prominent MP and, lets face it, even though everyone can see he has made mistakes, even in his latest interview on Sky, he is both incapable of answering a straight question and he continues to accept any personal responsibility.

    Either he is deluded, or he believes the public are too thick to work it out. The truth is, the British public are quite forgiving of people that make mistakes and can admit to them, but god forbid anyone that treats them as fools and gets caught.

    Perhaps I should mention, to be fair, David Cameron, he is guilty of political cowardice; he has remained firmly behind closed doors during this current crisis, because he is scared of doing or saying anything that may prove negative in the polls. I would prefer someone to say what he believes is wrong, put forward alternative proposals and then sell us the idea. Not one that is driven by polls and hiding his true identity and values. So as you can see, I am not particularly enamoured by either of the leaders of the two main parties, but one has experience and a blotted copy book, the other is a fresh face but, apparently, lacking in ideas or wisdom. No wonder I feel they have lost touch with the electorate.

  5. Shrewdy Says:

    I think you need a CONTACT page on this blog 🙂 Also, you really need to cover this story about interference in schools….http://shrewdmammal.wordpress.com/2008/10/08/while-rome-burns-2/.

  6. Frustrated Voter Says:

    Fair point. I have now included a ‘Contact Form’, which is located here: http://www.power-to-the-people.co.uk/contact or there is a shortcut under ‘Information’ within the right hand side bar. 🙂

    Will take a look at your link shortly.

  7. Frustrated Voter Says:

    Shrewedy: I have taken a look at your article and it is very worrying indeed. I would like to cover this issue as you have suggested, but can find no reference on the net to this interview. Do you know where I can find the ‘text’ of the interview?

  8. Mr Angry Says:

    The answer to your original question is a resounding yes.

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