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Why do we despise MPs

My reply to Guardian article about the end of governments after years in power

The establishment maintains itself through the mirage of Parliamentary democracy which as ever is weighted in favour of... the established parties of power, through first past the post.

The ' honourable members of Parliament' are by and large self serving toadies ( with honourable exceptions - Caroline Lucas and Tony Benn spring to mind) who enjoy the power and the perks and the opportunities for personal advancement. For the Tories often being an MP is a side show to even more lucrative work, while for Labour it is a stepping stone to joining the establishment,

When their day is done they get moved up to the House of Lords where they can continue to feather their own nests, luxuriate in their private members club while believing their own inflated view of themselves as being worthies

No wonder they are despised and hated

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