Now this definitely will leave you speechless, if nothing else will. A one-week mini-break will start tomorrow May 1, 2012 and will be announced ahead of the local elections. This is the result of MPs having been "working" in the House of Parliament for 10 days after their 19-days Easter holiday.
They will no doubt rush there for the Queen's speech on May 9 2012. Oh yes no doubt because then they will have a hard time for nine days having to attend Parliament. Hold on though. Don't let them exhaust themselves. Nine days is a long time of having to work in the House Commons.
Therefore, they will deserve their extra-long 17-days break for Whit Monday and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebration, which ends on June 10. After all they give their best for the country, don't they. After their return to Parliament they will not have a holiday for a whole month.
This hard time will end when they go on a six-week recess for the summer. Wouldn't we all like these kind of holidays and after al the people would be more deserving. If you add all of these holidays up it gives them 56 days out of 75 days. Admittedly they have to work in their constituencies but nevertheless they are MPs and should be available to discuss and sort out the problems of the country.
There are real pressing political problems and looking at the little time our politicians are spending in the Commons it is not surprising little is ever achieved.
Emma Boon, campaign director of the Taxpayers' Alliance made a good point when she stated that people expect their MPs to be their voice at Westminster but, how can they challenge ministers about what the Government is doing, if Parliament isn't even sitting?
Labour MP Chris Bryant agreed and said: "It makes my blood boil. Why can't we be debating big issues?" This is certainly disgraceful and not many people are aware of it. Ordinary People are too busy rushing around working full-time, getting the shopping, taking the kids to and from school, preparing meals and so on.
People often hardly have a minute to lift their heads to realise how the MPs are paid fat salaries plus endless expenses (which surely their brief times in the Commons do not warrant) plus all sorts of other income. Yet, they have the nerve to demand austerity and hard work.
Ah but one thing did happen. David Cameron and/or the Conservative Party did find the guilty one who brought Britain into a double-dip recession. It is - have a guess - George Osborne and the Lib-Dems.
Now, there you have it at long last. Another excuse. It took at bit longer this time since there wasn't any snow storm nor the Euro changing drastically to blame. Nevertheless David Cameron and the Conservative Party wouldn't give up to find the excuse. GEORGE OSBORNE AND THE LIB-DEM PARTY.
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