Saturday, May 23, 2009
"Just like an Episode of Coronation Street"
I'm not a violent man. Far from it. But when I heard the interview with Tory MP Anthony Steen yesterday, I could happily have slapped him round the head and shoulders with a wet fish. The man is evidently completely detached from reality, and to blsme the the Government's Freedon of Information Act for his resignation simply beggars belief.
I've embedded his interview only because I think it will encapsulate for years to come the extent to which some MP's had become completely isolated from the communities they purported to represent.
On a positive note, I was heartened by the interview Labour MP Frank Field gave on the Week In Westminster programme. Clearly he gets it. Frank has his own blog, which you can see, where he will flesh out his ideas as he campaigns to become the next Speaker of the House of Commons. It should be well worth reading.