CHRIS Chope and Peter Bone have been condemned for ‘abusing the system’ by other MPs who toe the line and accept the way that Parliament is run. Good on them for kicking against this.

Parliament exists to pass good laws and goodness knows, we need some. Mr Chope has some pretty good ideas and there are plenty more (ban fixed odds betting machines and the misery they cause is a pet of mine). Our MPs could occupy themselves with such good works and transform our nation. Why do we wait around for years for such wrongs to be righted?

Of course for the past few decades they have left legislation to the European Union. It is to be hoped that once we Brexit they will get back to the day job and stop the window dressing such as “constituency work”.


Leader, Bournemouth Independent Alliance,

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