MP says campaigners are “playing at politics” – they reply they are “doing politics”

Interesting that it seems many Tory MPs are using the same phrase to describe NHS campaigners all over the country. It’s almost as if ….. no, no, surely not!

https://www.consultationinstitute.org/consultation-news/mp-accuses-childrens-centre-campaigners-of-playing-politics/

One thought on “MP says campaigners are “playing at politics” – they reply they are “doing politics”

  1. This has got to be the ultimate in rank hypocrisy.

    When politicians cease to represent the needs of their constituents and instead put Party first, it is they who are “playing politics”, forgetting that they are elected by their constituents specifically to represent their needs.

    When politicians, lie and cheat and avoid democratic transparency and accountability, it is they who are playing politics.

    When politicians avoid debate and throw insults (like this) at people who are campaigning because of their convictions, it is they who are playing politics.

    When politicians believe that their role as MP is NOT a job, and that they can have as many other nice-little-earner jobs (or usually nice-big-earners) on the side, it is they who are playing politics.

    All of which certainly describe our own East Devon MP, Hugo Swire, and also the vast majority of his Conservative Party colleagues.

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