Knocking on doors in Crouch End yesterday was generally friendly – but it is quite clear that people are upset and angry with politicians who cheat and/or milk the system. There is also deep concern about the future of our democracy as people feel that they have been betrayed and don’t know where to turn and who to trust. And quite frankly – I feel the same – and don’t even know how to reassure them.
Only using this ‘opportunity’ for radical change and reform stands even a chance of restoring any trust or respect – in a decade’s time if we are lucky.
That is why it is crucial that the Speaker goes. It is crucial that those MPs who have evaded tax or committed fraud should face the consequences of their actions – and for any other MPs if the Standards Committee finds them at fault – then deselection. The rest who have transgressed should face their electorate.
And the sooner we have an election the better!