Taking the Party out of Politics - Episode 14

Being an MP:

It's supposed to be you representing your constituents, checking on the quality of new laws, holding the government to account, and doing a good job.

It's actually a process of trying to find your way and to organise your time, getting ordered around and told how to vote, and then getting dropped by your party or voted out.

It's supposed to be you working with the system to make things better.

It's actually you working against the system, to do your best to make things better - DESPITE the system.

It's supposed to be you doing the right thing. 

It's actually you doing what your political party tells you to do.

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