This blog doesn’t often contain material of a political nature but yesterday something happened that made me very angry indeed. I’ll provide some background. Some years ago I heard of 38 Degrees. It is my belief that this organisation does exactly what is says on its home page:
38 Degrees brings you together with other people to take action on the issues that matter to you and bring about real change.
It provides an opportunity to help co-ordinate action in a peaceful and logical way within the understood democratic process of the United Kingdom.
Simon Burns is the Conservative MP for Chelmsford. His website declares the following mission statement :
Since I was elected as Member of Parliament for the Chelmsford area in 1987, I have fought to the best of my abilities, for the interests of all my constituents regardless of their political affiliations.
Mr. Burns should be reminded that the Conservatives did NOT win the last election. He should also be reminded that there is no mandate for the current proposed changes to the NHS. He should also be reminded of his mission statement above.
38 degrees are helping ordinary people, like me, to take a stand against the current political tactics to destroy all that is good about the NHS. Mr. Burns isn’t happy about the co-ordinated efforts and his reaction to “the interests of all of my constituents regardless of their political affiliations” is to refer to us ordinary folk as Zombies.
Mr. Burns, as an MP, is a public servant. He SHOULD BE representing the interests of all of the electorate. The electorate are his customers. As one of his customers I feel that his customer service skills are fundamentally lacking, including the fact that he does not follow the mission statement on his own website to fight “to the best of my abilities, for the interests of all my constituents regardless of their political affiliations.”
Mr. Burns’ abilities to represent the electorate are sadly lacking, as he only seems to want to insult the electorate who express an opinion that differs to his own.
Mr. Simon Burns, you owe 38 degrees members a public and full apology. Either that or you should resign for not representing “the interests of all of my constituents regardless of their political affiliations”.