MPs must carry can; LETTERS to the EDITOR.WHY is it that when something goes wrong or is clearly wrong the onus of responsibility suddenly becomes quite obscure, with MPs, local councillors, executive officers, heads of department, no longer accepting the simple maxim that "If you take the money, you also carry the can"? The vast majority of people in positions of power and authority hand pick their assistants, but if is some misdemeanour of error of judgement lower down the scale of responsibility it is their delegated power to put things right and repair whatever has gone wrong.
When all this checks and balance system goes wrong the ultimate onus of responsibility rests with the person at the top of the tree.
It is not good enough to decide that now is the time for a re-think on the policy, or hint that staff will be retrained and systems revised.
Those employed in high positions authority and influence, supposedly reached that position by virtue of their previous experience or knowledge If not why are they allowed to take on that job? This has never been more obvious than the recent fiasco of MPs pay and remuneration REMUNERATION. Reward; recompense; salary. Dig. 17, 1, 7. .
I hope that the British electorate Electorate may refer to:
v. cov·et·ed, cov·et·ing, cov·ets
1. To feel blameworthy desire for (that which is another's). See Synonyms at envy.
2. To wish for longingly. See Synonyms at desire. position.
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