Turkeys don't vote for Christmas

IT IS pleasing to learn the local MP believes there is a need to cull the political class, but it is very doubtful that those in power would ever do so, after all turkeys don't vote for Christmas.

IT IS pleasing to learn the local MP believes there is a need to cull the political class, but it is very doubtful that those in power would ever do so, after all turkeys don't vote for Christmas.

Whole communities of miners, ship builders and textile workers have been sacrificed by politicians on the grounds of economic necessity, yet no such drastic action has been taken to look at the continuous growth and cost of the political and quango industries.

All that is required is for a Parliament to degree that a constituency must have a least 200,000 electors, this would reduce it to around 300 MPs, likewise council wards at least 6,000 electors, this would reduce North Somerset to around 25 councillors. Just imagine the howls of anguish, even knowing this would only marginally upset the present party power positions and help reduce the tax burden of the public and the competiveness of the country.

Leadership requires those that have any political power to do their utmost in promoting the well being of society, even if it means a heavy call of their class.


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Maybe this is a na�ve thought, but it seems all promises to reduce the number of MPs at the time of the expense scandal have been left out of the party manifestos, how convenient.

C J PEVERELLE

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