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[casi] On writing to MPs

I appreciate that here is not the best place to debate this. However, as a
couple of points have been raised by other posters, I would like to explain

My scepticism about writing to MPs stems from the political convictions I
have. The idea that they take us seriously is one that fails to convince me.
Tom Levitt's reply (a mere paragraph at the end of a letter addressing
another point I had raised in another letter) was a case in point. I had
asked him to lobby the government on my behalf. As my elected
representative, surely his job is to represent my views to the policy
makers. He politely refused to do that.

I think that most MPs (and, most certainly, the government of this country)
flout a marked disregard for the democratic process and the views of the
people they are supposed to represent. They labour under the illusion that
once elected they can do whatever they like with the proviso that they walk
somewhat more guardedly around election time.

The real value, as I see it, of writing to the buggers is to confront them
with the horrors that their cynicism has on the lives of people who have
done them no harm. There is always the hope that the humanity which lies
beneath the surface will be touched. And that hope is somewhat faded.

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