PAIRING: Losing the public trust

An open letter to our MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan.

Wednesday, 1st August 2018, 6:56 am

I have no idea where you stand on the recent ‘pairing’ scandal, but as one of your constituents I write to ask that you pass my disgust to the leader, chairman and chief whip of your party.

And don’t try ‘it was an honest mistake’.

This sort of behaviour is precisely why public trust in politicians has dropped so low and why so many expressed their anger in an anti-establishment vote in the referendum.

Both capitalism and democracy can only work if there is trust.

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Jean Watts

Berwick-upon-Tweed