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Thread #81258   Message #1487098
Posted By: Folkiedave
18-May-05 - 05:10 AM
Thread Name: BS: Galloway tears them to shreds
Subject: RE: BS: Galloway tears them to shreds
To Giok,

What he was doing was trying to answer a libel against him done under the cloak of privilege. He couldn't sue as he has done before in the case of the Telegraph, or in the case of the Christian Science Monitor take an undisclosed sume as damages. He did it whilst Parliament was (more or less) shut.

As far as his constituents are concerned, the BBC interviewed an number of them on radio last night and they seemed delighted. But that isn't particularly scientific.

How George ranks as a constituency MP was and will be hard to work out. No matter how good MPs are in dealing with their constituents and this work is unsung, they are still generally vulnerable to national swings, so election results are nothing to go by. At the most, psephologists reckon a personal vote is worth about 500 votes.

Certainly as an MP for Kelvinside he didn't spend much time in Parliament asking questions and making speeches. But neither did many of them!!


Best regards,