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Readers’ comments: A lawbreaker making laws we must obey


In response to Janice Davis: A convicted perjurer has the casting vote. Hurrah for fair play!

anna wrote:

Her conviction should have immediately disqualified her from being an MP. It is an outrage that a convicted perjurer makes laws we have to obey.

Sue Edison wrote:

‘How many other sitting MPs, on both sides of the House, will face either deselection or just fail to be re-elected because of their refusal to support the majority will of their people?’

None. Henceforth, elections will be rigged, if they aren’t already.

James Chilton wrote:

The fact that MPs like Yvette Cooper, in ‘safe seats’, can get away with virtually any betrayal of their constituents is a root cause of our discontents.

Paul Weston wrote:

The point about the curfew seems to be highly important, which is presumably why there’s no mention of it by the BBC et al.

The Guardian link in this article wondered whether Onasanya’s curfew times would disqualify her from making a 7pm vote, so her voting at 11.30 in this instance seems questionable.

But the point is, it IS questionable, but no one seems to be asking the question. If it turns out she was present at the HoC illegally, would her vote be valid?

Who, in an important position, is going to ask this question?

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