I written several times about my disillusionment with our current political system and the lack of accountability.
Today, I listened in horror at the mocking of the electorate by Gordon Brown.
However, today, I also watched a BBC 2 program about an early day motion to introduce The Elected Representatives (Prohibition of Deception) Bill, in order to make it an offence for MPs to misrepresent the truth to the public.
Watch the video ...
It is already an offence for business leaders to do so to their shareholders, and many professions are covered by such legislation.
BUT NOT MPs.
This early day motion is set to be introduced on the 17th Oct 2007 by Plaid Cymru MP Adam Price.
If you, like I am, are fed up with not being able to trust what our elected representatives tell us.
If you, like I do, feel that there is lack of accountability in parliament.
If you, like I do, feel that what I'm told is not always the truth.
Then NOW is the time to take action. Ministers and the parliamentary parties are as likely to vote for this as turkeys would for Christmas.
They work for you, despite their mocking of us.
Write to your MP, ask them to support the bill, join the online petition and spread the word to everyone you know.
This is your opportunity to make a difference, and make parliament accountable to the people, to us.
Accept no half measures, no more so called self regulation and make it an offence for MPs and their employees to misrepresent the truth to us, the great British public.
If you want to do one thing right for our society, make sure it's this.
Our democracy and the very basis on which it is built depends upon such truth.