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CARSWELL DOUGLAS
Douglas Carswell MP has marked nearly four years as an MP with an A to Z guide to Parliament on his blog.

It amounts to an extraordinary attack on the "futility" of the Commons.

Here are some of his conclusions:

  • A is for… Accountable, something many of our MPs are not…
  • C is for … Commons Committees, and all their spineless, executive-controlled futility….
  • D is for … Directives, the EU rules – issued despite Westminster – which really decide how Britain's governed…
  • H is for …. Hansard, that record of evasion and bluster…
  • P is for … Pocket, as in “the Commons is in the pocket of government”…
  • Q is for … Quango, the unaccountable institutions that really run Britain…
  • S is for … Smug, self-satisfied, self-regarding SW1…
  • U is for … Useless, as in the House of Commons…
  • V is for … Vanity, which stops many MPs 'fessing up to the fact they no longer count for much…
  • W is for … Whitehall, which is to Westminster what puppet-master is to puppet…
  • Z is for … The grade I give our broken Westminster system after four years there as an MP.

Read the full A-Z here.

Tim Montgomerie

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