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What are MPs for?

We’ve been Lib-Conned: MPs fall out of love with the new politics - Times Online

“What am I for?” asked one MP plaintively, before launching into a tirade against the leader who had plunged his party into coalition and then denied him a job.

The lost soul was rescued from his existential crisis by a couple of friendly faces from another party who stepped in before he said anything too loudly that he would later regret. But his question has echoed around Westminster all week as Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs, with their divergent policies and priorities, try to get used to the idea of being one happy Government.

If you don't know what you are for, what about the poor voters who don't know what they voted for?

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"“What am I for?” asked one MP plaintively, before launching into a tirade against the leader who had plunged his party into coalition and then denied him a job."

He is there to hold the Government to account. That an MP doesn't quite grasp that is unsettling.

They might consider asking their constituents if they feel they need guidance.

Maybe he should have grown a pair when Cameron stood/was elected to leader rather than just being a careerist little turd.

What Gareth said, only with a lot more swearing and not just a few death threats to the MP concerned and any others thinking along the same lines. This idiot clearly does notundertand the role of an MP and therefore should be amongst the first to experience the electorate's right of recall which Dave says he's finally going to recognise.

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