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Making MP's accountable

Your MP is your voice in Parliament, they are the extension of democratic right to change the way they govern. But how can you ensure they are standing up for your rights?
Most jobs you will have objectives to complete, and you have an annual or bi annual performance report against this. If this was introduced for MPs you could see how well they perform against the other targets set by their electorate. you could then commend them on supporting their electorate, or rebuke them for failing to live up to their objectives - even have their pay docked for poor performance.

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      • Robert ReynoldsRobert Reynolds commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In genuine democracy we will all be 'representing' each other, continuously 'accountable' to conscience. For genuine democracy, teach the conditions of democracy: secure income equality affording freedom of conscience, equal savings maximum ('my cup runneth over') for sustainable political equality. Imagine real freedom of speech, freedom to choose the better, not to be trapped in work of no real worth (or worse), knowing that all understand and choose co-operation. All 'good causes' can be expected to advance with genuine democracy. You can vote for a 38 degrees campaign - under Human Rights.

      • Marcia Simpson-JamesMarcia Simpson-James commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Most people's MP are not in fact elected 'democratically. Most have been parachuted in and have absolutely nothing in common with their 'constituents'. The person elected in my area was successfully elected using more devious devices than those used Phil Woolas (and we know what happened to him). The elections are a fake process set up to give the impression that there is a democracy. Its a game! I have no doubt that some of these new MP's will be legally challenged for blocking or stymieing(sic) their political opponents. Some may have even gotten away with murder, defamation...

      • andrew hillandrew hill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sent: Monday, February 07, 2011 7:11 PM
        Subject: FW: Topical

        This is unbelievable, but can you imagine working for a company that has a little more than 600 employees and has the following employee statistics..

        29 have been accused of spouse abuse

        7 have been arrested for fraud

        9 have been accused of writing bad cheques

        17 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses

        3 have done time for assault

        71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit

        14 have been arrested on drug-related charges

        8 have been arrested for shoplifting

        21 are currently defendants in lawsuits

        84 have been arrested for drink driving in the last year and collectively, this year alone, they have cost the British tax payer £92,993,748 in expenses!!!

        Which organization is this?

        It's the 635 members of the House of Commons, the same group that cranks out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us inline.

        What a bunch of bastards we have running our country - it says it all... And just to top all that they probably have the best 'corporate' pension scheme in the country!!

        Sent: Monday, February 07, 2011 7:11 PM
        Subject: FW: Topical

        This is unbelievable, but can you imagine working for a company that has a little more than 600 employees and has the following employee statistics..

        29 have been accused of spouse abuse

        7 have been arrested for fraud

        9 have been accused of writing bad cheques

        17 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses

        3 have done time for assault

        71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit

        14 have been arrested on drug-related charges

        8 have been arrested for shoplifting

        21 are currently defendants in lawsuits

        84 have been arrested for drink driving in the last year and collectively, this year alone, they have cost the British tax payer £92,993,748 in expenses!!!

        Which organization is this?

        It's the 635 members of the House of Commons, the same group that cranks out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us inline.

        What a bunch of bastards we have running our country - it says it all... And just to top all that they probably have the best 'corporate' pension scheme in the country!!






      • James ClaytonJames Clayton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Electoral reform eliminating safe seats, and the introduction of a right of recall are what's needed for this. MPs need to fear their electorate more than their party whips. A petition signed by more than 10% of the voters in the constituency should be able to force a by-election.

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