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Don't we deserve the respect of our MPs?
Have you had a guts-full of the childish behaviour and unprofessional conduct of MPs in the debating chamber?
Do you realise that these people are effectively your employees?
Isn't it time we put our collective foot down and demanded better value for our tax-dollars?
I've had a raft of emails from readers, urging me to push this cyber-campaign to improve the standard of our MPs performance and behaviour in the debating chamber.
So let's do it.
Here's what need's to be done.
Draft yourself an email in pleasant yet stern terms that explains to the Speaker of the House that, as the employer of all the nation's MPs, you find their behaviour not to be of an acceptable standard.
Mention that you consider your email to be a written warning. According to information on one of the government's own websites, all warnings should have four elements:
Don't be rude or offensive, that would be hypocritical. Remember: you are the employer of these MPs. Through your taxes, you pay their wages and their job is to represent YOU in parliament. If they don't perform to your expectations then you have a right to express your dissatisfaction.
Remember also that it's the speaker's job to keep order in the house, something she seems unable to do of late. Remind her of this fact and demand that she improve her performance and ask for an explanation as to why she has failed, and how she intends to address this problem.
Some good suggestions can be found in the forums but I suggest you take the time to formulate your own wording for maximum effect.
Having listened to many of the rude and offensive comments made in recent days within the chamber, I remain appalled that my tax dollars are being used to fund these people who are treating their responsibilities to *us*, their employers, with contempt.
While a few witty quips are acceptable and help relieve the tensions associated with debating matters critical to the nation's future, the slanderous and seemingly endless assault of vitriolic slurs we've seen of late must stop.
If YOU don't take the time to contact your MP and the speaker of the house then you can't complain about poor value you get for your tax dollars or the rorts that continue to be exercised by those we employ to represent us in parliament.
So, use this form to deliver your message to The Speaker (or email her at email@example.com, and don't forget to CC your message to your local MP. A full list of MP's email addresses can be found in this PDF file.
Now tell your friends, families, co-workers and anyone else you can think of to do the same. You can direct them to this page if you want them to read this column with its instructions.
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