I’ve just emailed my UK MP to complain about government corruption & Owen Patterson. You should do the same. As always, we need as many people as possible to speak out.
This is what I wrote, if anyone wants some ideas:
<My Email Address>
Dear <MP Name>,
Like many others, I am angered - but not very surprised - by the latest revelations of government corruption, revealed by the corrupt behaviour of Owen Patterson.
I do have to admit to being slightly surprised that the government’s reaction to this was naked collusion and a blatant attempt to water down the rules & standards!
The existing Committee on Standards needs to be strengthened, not weakened by the introduction of another Conservative-dominated committee overseeing its work.
The government needs to adopt the recommendations of numerous independent bodies - such as the anti-corruption watchdog the Committee on Standards in Public Life - that rules about MPs’ behaviour should be tightened.
As a voter in your constituency, this issue is important to me - and the governments actions so far are not good enough!
This form makes it easy to email your MP about this issue: https://do.opendemocracy.net/MPstandards. It’ll take 5 minutes - and it’s better than just being annoyed.
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