Frisking an MP’s voting record
I decided to frisk my MP’s voting record after disagreeing with a fellow constituent on Facebook, who argued that politicians look after their constituents’ interests before party loyalties are considered. Let’s see who was right (as if we need to, but anyway…).
Russell Brown is the (Labour) MP in question.
“Voted moderately for the hunting ban” – And put his party’s prejudices before freedom.
“Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT.” – Three cheers for Russell. Well, just two, because Labour reduced the rate to 15% then increased it themselves just over a year later (and messed up my paperwork system!!).
“Voted moderately for introducing ID cards.” – As a first step to the RFID chip, Russell? The cashless society?
“Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change.” – Voted to impose more restrictions and taxing of UK companies to de-industrialise (then complains about Tory job cuts) because of a CON.
“Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament.” Now you see me, now you don’t!
“Voted very strongly for Labour’s anti-terrorism laws.” – I.e. voted very strongly for a police state.
“Voted moderately for university tuition fees.” – In England! Get them into debt early and for the rest of their lives, Russell. No wonder the bankers can afford to pay themselves massive bonuses. That’s partly YOUR fault, but I bet you haven’t considered that before, or maybe you have.
“Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war.” – You are right to be afraid.
“Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords.” – Because you hate having a second chamber that examines the Commons too closely, so fill it with cronies!
“Voted strongly for equal gay rights.” – And therefore voted strongly against the majority and against common decency. 7 out of 8 Scots who voted in Brian Souter’s private referendum wanted to KEEP Section 28: perhaps the Tories’ most popular policy ever in Scotland!
“Voted strongly for more EU integration.” – Because you can’t have a global socialist dictatorship without it.
“Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system.” – And was, presumably, more-or-less ignored!
“Voted strongly for a smoking ban.” – Because we must be nannied to death faster than the smoke will kill us, so the proles stand outside like naughty children.
Some record, Russell. Anti-democratic; anti-freedom; anti-British; pro-war; pro-coverup of war!
I could have saved myself time and written a very short post by reading to the bottom of the list on my first perusal, because Mr Russell Brown, “Never rebels against their party in this parliament.”
Typical MP, then. Putting the people first? It is clear that we come bottom of the list too.