Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Nick de Bois - a few questions?

It is not every day that WfW gets followed on Twitter by a Member of Parliament and today I learned that Nick de Bois, Conservative Member of Parliament for Enfield North, has decided so to do. (@WitteringWitney) As this presents the opportunity of debate with one of our elected representatives, through the medium of the comments facility of my blog, it seemed too good an opportunity to pass up.*

Perhaps he may care to answer:
  •  In view of Roger Helmer's comment that when one disagrees with so much of one's party's 'beliefs', it then becomes necessary to quit: just how much of his party's current 'beliefs' does he disagree with - and what in particular?
  •  Does he believe that it is the inherent right of any sovereign nation to decide its own laws and future? If yes, then can he explain his membership of a party whose leader so obviously believes otherwise? If no, then please state the reasons;
  •  Does he not agree that under our present system of democracy the master/servant relationship has become inverted to the extent that the servants now dictate to their masters If yes, what changes to our system of democracy does he suggest? If no, then please justify that which he considers acceptable with the current method.
I have other questions but those will do for starters. Well Mr. de Bois, fancy a debate? 


* As with all posts, the heading has been repeated on Twitter, so Mr. de Bois cannot fail to read this post.

5 comments:

PeterCharles said...

Ah, I am sure I can answer those questions for him, WfW.

"... just how much of his party's current 'beliefs' does he disagree with - and what in particular?" ans. I and the Party share the same beliefs, our differences are a matter of perspective."

"... then can he explain his membership of a party whose leader so obviously believes otherwise?" ans. Everything we do is properly debated in parliament and voted on and therefore does decide its own laws.

"Does he not agree that under our present system of democracy the master/servant relationship has become inverted to the extent that the servants now dictate to their masters." ans. Parliament exists to serve the country and MPs are elected to represent their constituency.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

PC: Were those to be the replies received from Nick de Bois he would be requested to answer the question and stop wasting my time.

I wonder in fact whether he will respond - in fact just had a message from him on twitter which I will post in a few minutes!

DP111 said...

Worth reading

The Business of Government

http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2011/10/business-of-government.html

PeterCharles said...

What an excellent link DP111, thank you for pointing it out.

DP111 said...

Peter Charles

Government has become so huge that its longevity is sustained by its very size. In addition, advances in computers and processing information, has made it not only faceless, but almost impossible to question. Its a Perpetual machine that runs on other people's energy(money).

Its a Kafkaesque nightmare.