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Strawberry1
Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,497 Disability Gamechanger
Has anyone here noticed how mps never give a straight answer?

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    I believe part of the reason is the way the media works now. A single miss-step/miss-saying will be played over and over. It's all about saying things without actually saying anything so it can't be "used against you" later. 

    It's much easier to say a lie or have words twisted into something else than it is to counteract with the truth.

    Newspapers for instance can twist the words or post lies on their front page but if they make a correction it's in tiny writing in the middle of the paper somewhere. I think if newspapers need to correct an article the correction should be in the same place and cover the same amount of space as the original article/headline. Might make them think twice before posting lies?

    It's just made people trust politicians less though.
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  • michael57
    michael57 Community member Posts: 164 Pioneering
    Has anyone here noticed how mps never give a straight answer?
    well if they did and were totally honest they wouldnt have a job 
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    I do think that while our system has changed the way it's perceived as completely changed.

    We are supposed to vote for individuals, but now we vote for party, and the individuals tend to put party over constituents and country anyway. The system should change to reflect this in my opinion, we should just vote for a party and have the seats divided proportionally.
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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,883 Scope online community team
    It's an MPs job to steer answers back to things the party wants to highlight, not to give actual answers.  And always talk with a closed fist and point with their thumb.  :D


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  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,497 Disability Gamechanger
    I like both of your answers @Jimm_Scope and @Albus_Scope very good answers indeed . 😊😊😊😊😊
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 13,103 Disability Gamechanger
    Has anyone here noticed how mps never give a straight answer?

    Well yes but also no however I would just like to say that your question is very important to me although I am going to use this opportunity to instead bring up another issue
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,497 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @66Mustang , Oakley Doakley.  I hope I haven't offended anyone with this question.  Apologies. 
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 2,883 Scope online community team
    I hope you were pointing with your thumb when you said that @66Mustang:D
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  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,636 Pioneering
    Gets you thinking, 'Right Honorable', not much of that going on. 

    There are MP's who put their 'Heart and Soul' in the Job, but then you have many who couldn't 'give a flying fig'. 

    Politics seems to be about 'competing ideas'. Parties, individuals etc

    When things are working, a new minister will come and change things to show how good they are, their ideas, etc. 'It all ends in a pickle'. No responsibility, a Cabinet Reshuffle.

    I wonder if the electorate voted on ministers, if that would improve the Government.   
  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,497 Disability Gamechanger
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    Hi @66Mustang , Oakley Doakley.  I hope I haven't offended anyone with this question.  Apologies. 
    I think 66mustang is pretending to not answer the question, like an MP would
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,317 Disability Gamechanger
    I must admit that whilst he's a Tory our MP is quite helpful when approached, in some respects it will be a shame to see him go at the election but go he will.
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  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,497 Disability Gamechanger
    Apologies for the late response @Jimm_Scope ,  I never get jokes lol 😂  . Thanks for the explanation. 

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