Of course a sitting MP could end up not be re-elected. However; that is not then point.Mowgli597 wrote: ↑Wed 27 May 2020 6:19 amMy apologies. She was not a Minister she was the Chief Medical Officer - a non-elected official.EnjoyingTheSun wrote: ↑Tue 26 May 2020 6:11 pmBet she doesn’t give up her seat which if you are that noble you would as how can you represent your constituents when ......
But it can be one rule for Conservative non-elected “Special Advisers” and another rule for everyone else?
In the case of elected politicians the choice is simple - don’t re-elect them.
But non-elected SPADs are immune (pun intended) unless their appointment is terminated by their political masters - or they do the honourable thing and resign.
We have the press banging non about Cummings breaking the rules which is fine, they also press home the point that the public have had to abide by the rules and make sacrifices, again a fair point. Therefore; those that break the rules should be punished.
Now for us members of the public that could be a police lecture, a fine or if we persisted then perhaps a court appearance. As you progress further up the food chain things change. The 3 MPs hold public office, they are in the public eye and represent their constituents so should be setting the example. They did not, they broke the rules. Starmer has yet to make much comments on this, the press have made little comment on it either.
The press and certain parts of the establishment don’t like him for delivering Brexit, ensuring Boris got to be PM, guiding the Tory party to an election win, the influence he may have, the way he interacts with some people and they certainly don’t like the way he shakes things up. Some even moan about his dress sense as if that is of any relevance.
There is an agenda against Cummings.