Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dismore or Dannon who is the better Member of Parliament

I again have decided to compare two politicians one in England and one in Israel.

This week the MP for Hendon, Andrew Dismore has again made the news for all the wrong reasons, for claiming thousands of pounds of the public's money over the last ten years for a second home in London and travelling from Notting Hill to Hendon. He has always said that he didn't want to be a Minister because he wanted to help people. It looks more like he wasn't up to it and wanted to make as much money as possible.

Meanwhile, in Israel the Likuds MK, Danny Dannon has been speaking up for children asylum seekers. Danny Dannon - since he was elected less than a year ago - has shown that it is possible for backbench politicians to have an impact on policy. I believe that his recent support for child asylum seekers from Africa and children of immigrants, who some politicians want to force out of the country is the right moral stand to take and should be supported.

In recent weeks we have been reading in Bereshit about Abraham, the father of the Jewish people, and how he showed one of the most important traits a person can have is to welcome guests. Danny Dannon is therefore showing that the Jewish State should continue this trait should welcome guests or asylum seekers, when they most need our help. I therefore hope more people will support this cause.

1 comment:

Davieboy said...

Hi Richard,
I'm actually from Hendon (I saw you speak there one Holocaust memorial day). Like most right-minded people (in every sense) I've been appalled at the thievery of our elected MPs, our so-called representatives.
One thing I will stand up and say however is that Andrew Dismore is one of the few friends of Israel in Parliament and he has often stood up when it's counted. That needs to be said....
I'm a Tory myself (in the absence of a proper right-wing party), wavering in the direction of UKIP. Dan Hannan is of course the Man we really need...but first we must get Labour dead and buried.
Following your reports with interest - good luck in Israel.
Davieboy