Also not unrelated is this reponse fom empty MP Mark Pritchard in response to the popular e-petitions
that Parliament will have to debate. He said:
'This scheme is a gimmick. It is vacuous and meaningless. The Government already ignores debates and motions in Parliament that are inspired by backbench MPs.
'So what notice are they going to take of debates forced by petitions? Of course petitions are a legitimate and important part of democracy, but at the end of the day people have elected MPs to Parliament to represent them.
'Do we really want debates about UFOs or Big Brother?"
Actually, Markyboy(who was too important to move out of the way of another equally useless empty in the Westminster Home for the Bewildered; ooh, big boys' games), that is precisely what we want. Your complacent answer illustrates why fewer people vote at elections and few trust authority anymore. Use your position and make changes for the better. If you consider your judgement is better than your constituents', offer up your salary to a refendum.