It is understood that at the instigation of one Tobias Ellwood who is the Conservative MP for Bournemouth East, supported by Malcolm Rifkind and Jack Straw among others, it is their wish to rename the Clock Tower - aka Big Ben - Elizabeth Tower as a tribute to Her Majesty, the Queen.
A noble gesture, however are there not more important matters to occupy the parliamentary time of our MPs? While it is acknowledged that much of MPs powers to influence that which happens in our country has been ceded to Brussels, might not their time be better spent causing a fuss about, for example, Chris Tappin, Hollie Grieg, Robert Green, Graham Mitchell; all of whom are victims of a justice system that leaves much to be desired?
Might not their time be better spent causing a fuss about their inability to restrain the Executive and its dictatorial aims? Might not their time be better spent holding the government to account for all its broken promises, for example, the recall of MPs and the Localism Act? Might not their time be better spent causing a fuss about the fact that, in an attempt to divert attention from what was a joke budget, a Secretary of State was making a statement on a Friday morning - a virtually unheard of event? Might not their time be better spent causing a fuss about the fact that since November last year our annual EU contribution appears to have grown by £1.8billion - and this at a time when our overall national debt has increased to over £1trillion? Might not their time be better spent questioning the Minister concerned about what is now held to be systemic fraud at A4e?
In fact - with a very few exceptions - might not their time be better spent finding an alternative career - they're no bloody good at their present one!
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