All of the things that he said pissed me off, but one in particualr gets my fucking goat: this one-eyed, Scots bastard said that MPs could make a difference, whether to the entire country (in his case, by bankrupting it)...
... or whether it's voting for a constituent who needs your help...
No. No. No. No and, umpteen times, fucking NO! I had this discussion with Kerry McCarthy some time ago.
Our MPs are the only 646 people who can make laws in this country: they should concentrate on making sure that these laws are appropriate (preferably by voting against them all).
MPs are not fucking social workers; we employ people to do these things—they are called fucking Social Workers. It is not only the waste of time that I object to: it is the principle of the thing...
Everyone should be equal under the law. Does anyone object to this principle? No? Good.
If an MP is "helping" one of their constitutents, then they are, by definition, trying to ensure that said constituent is treated differently from those people whom the MP is not helping.
This. Is. Wrong.
If you are helping a constituent to evade the law, or to bypass the law, or to circumscribe the law, then you are making a mockery of the principle of everyone being equal under the law.
If you think that the law is wrong then—being one of the 646 people who can affect this law—then might I suggest that you change the law?
In the meantime, don't bitch to me about how your job is mainly social work, you cunt: you only make it that so that you don't have to troll through the tedium that is the actual law.
As usual, shut the fuck up and do your job. If you cannot be bothered to do your job—that of legislating—then please step down. Or kill youself.
Either will do.