Could there be anything more insulting to ordinary people, anything that would better confirm how totally out of touch our MPs are, than resignations over Lord's Reform??
As we, the voters, plead with MPs to save our NHS, protect sick and disabled people from the cruel attacks of the Welfare Reform Bill, beg Government not to increase tuition fees, privatise our schools or scrap legal aid, yet again, we see the only issue to stir their self-serving, venal, decadent egos is something that might affect them.
The public couldn't care less about Lord's reform. They absolutely could not give a fig.
MPs are, they say, concerned that an elected second chamber might start to "impose it's will on the commons." This translates into "Might stop us from doing exactly what we like, when we like."
According to the Telegraph
"A third MP warned of widespread rebellions in the Commons if the plans went ahead. He said: “If the Government presses ahead with this you will see rebellions off the scale with what we have seen so far.”
So the loss of ermine, the potential loss of a comfy place to rest one's slippers at the end of an arduous career in Westminster is the only issue that will drag them towards actually doing the job they were elected to do?
Never mind the disabled children losing half of the support they rely on, or cancer patients being sent to the jobcentre. Never mind poor children going hungry in our schools or homelessness rising dramatically. Forget a lack of affordable housing, rising crime or the sinister rise in suicides since austerity won the day. No thought for riots or gangs or forced prostitution? No flicker of concern over removing justice from some of our most vulnerable?
Nope. Not a LibDem or Conservative rebel in sight then, when we so desperately needed them, so desperately tried to engage with them.
It really is time our politicians took a good long look at themselves through our eyes. Their selfishness gets more breathtaking by the day.