Indisputably, politics parties serve an important purpose. But so should Members of Parliament. And publicly that should involve something more than reading cue cards, repeating party lines, filling out TV camera frames and providing the sufficient number of warm bodies required to pass legislation. They should be something more than representatives of a brand.
If Members of Parliament don’t represent constituents, then I have no idea why we bother voting in the first place. Hats off to Brad Trost for doing just that.by