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An early election? God forbid!

Rafael Behr, writing in the Guardian, reckons ‘Saint Theresa’ should do just that; adding that it is too early to write off a body that still has three years of its term to run.Behr also writes that: the Tory right has become less fastidious about parliament’s role as a check on the executive.

Never mind three years of a term still to run; we should be clamouring to write off a body that has, for decades, not been up to the job for which they were elected; especially since 1972.

Since when has parliament been a check on the executive; bearing in mind the executive is chosen from parliament – ie, the legislature. How can the legislature be an effective check on the executive when those in the legislature are doing all they can to become members of the executive – and thus further their careers at the expense of the people ?

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