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Why even if they disagree, members of any government must support government policy

There is a lot of fuss right now on twitter over why leading members of any government support a government motion when they don’t agree.  Boris Johnson and Michael Gove think nurses particularly deserve a pay rise, but both of them voted in favour of keeping the cap on private sector wages. Members of the Cabinet are particularly bound by this convention.

This is because of something called collective responsibility.

Cabinet collective responsibility, also known as collective  ministerial responsibility, is a constitutional convention in governments using the Westminster System, that members of the cabinet must publicly support all governmental decisions made in Cabinet, even if they do not privately agree with them.  Continue reading

Who will help our doctor and nurses?

This is empathy fatigue,  This is how you feel when you are so emotionally and physically exhausted,  you are at the end of your rope.  Our nurses and doctors are being reduced to this state because our National Health Service, the pride of this country for decades, is now chronically overloaded.

If you dare say this aloud, you are jumped on by the ignorant.  Brexiteers are accused of racism, for saying we cannot cope with the stress of more patients in our hospitals, and more pupils in our schools. Continue reading