Why five years?
1:22pm Friday 25th October 2013 in Letters
MANY people are speaking in favour of the 1839 Chartists, but remaining mute about this government’s introduction of the new five-year fixed term parliament, which means that every adult in this country will now vote fewer times in their lifetime, than either their parents or grandparents, this is a retrograde step.
It’s shameful that Members of Parliament have voted themselves a five-year work placement, with a very good remuneration, irrespective of how little work they choose to do.
The Chartist movement courageously campaigned for more voting rights, not less; our dreadful apathy is undermining them.
If our Members of Parliament cannot improve things within three or four years, let’s vote them out, surely hard-working democrats like Mr Flynn would support this.
Keith Wood Monnow Way Newport
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