Named and Shamed

Named and Shamed


Squalid roads, buildings and locations in Croydon named and shamed.

Monday, April 05, 2004

What Use Are Politicians?

I am saddened, but not particularly surprised, to note that both Croydon Council and Geraint Davies (MP for Croydon Central) have not provided any response as to what measures they will take to address the issues raised on “Named and Shamed”.

Politicians are very adept at shedding “crocodile tears” about the public’s apathy with regard to politics. Politicians are also very adept at:

  • raising taxes

  • awarding themselves pay rises

  • increasing their expense allowances

  • and ensuring that their pensions are linked to their earnings (unlike the case for the majority of their voters)

However, when presented with an issue that affects the quality of life of their voters they are strangely silent and reluctant to act.

It is hardly surprising, that come election time, many voters stay at home. What is the point of voting, if the person you vote for does nothing?

Therefore in the absence of any action, or reaction, from our political “elite”; I have decided to bypass the politicians.

I intend to bring the issues raised on “Named and Shamed” to the attention of those who have influence, but who are not members of the “chattering classes”.

I hope that this will get some results.

My message to the politicians, who have buried their heads in the sand over this, is simple; “you should feel ashamed, you are not worthy to hold office”.

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