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Opinion: A refreshing exercise in transparency

A couple of years ago I made a complaint about my MP, Richard Benyon. I feel a shiver of guilt even writing the word “complaint” now. I suppose I am very English about complaints. I don’t like making a fuss. I have bumped into Richard off and on since 1992 and always found him to be “a nice enough cove”, as P.G. Wodehouse might put it. Making a “complaint” about such a harmless fellow just didn’t seem British. But occasionally I feel I must put pen to paper, as I did in this case.

What I thought were political comments …

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    "They reject the values of NATO countries which remain bastions of western liberal values such as human rights, individual liberties, the rule of law and...
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    Good article.
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    The government is a legal creation that acts in the capacity of agent for its stakeholders - the population of the UK. This is akin...
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    @ David Evershed 8th Dec '19 - 2:29am The purpose of NATO is as a mutual defence structure. An attack on any one NATO country...
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