So, here's something. At the start of February, we wrote to our MP about a matter of legislation before him. Here's our letter…
Dear Richard Burden,
As a constituency representative in a representative democracy, you are now required to make a decision. You will doubtless consider all the evidence before you. You will weigh the advice from the public, the nebulous plans from the government, and the facts established over the past seven months. It is abundantly clear that it is not in the UK's best interests to leave the European Union.
Could you confirm that you will now accept the result of the enquiry mandated by the referendum vote, and vote to affirm that the UK will remain in the European Union?
I look forward to your positive response.
It is no surprise that we have not had a positive response. After the thick end of two months, we have not had any response from the man who claims to be our constituency MP. This does surprise, and it dismays.
This blog is getting loud, and we're getting personal.
Richard Burden did not follow his better judgement, but followed his own personal advantage. He preferred the transient security of today's Labour front bench to the right thing.
Richard Buden betrayed the values that got him elected. Richard Burden voted for a mean, nasty, fearful, head-in-the-sand society.
Richard Burden voted to give free rein to an elite cabal. He had the chance to give power to the people, but he chose to give it to Foxface and the Capitol.
When he trooped through the lobby, Richard Burden voted with the racists. The Labour MP looked to the bigots, and the bigots looked to the Labour MP, and they were all the same.