David Cameron letter in full

David Cameron letter in full

David Cameron letter in full

First published in News Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

REPLY FROM THE PRIME MINISTER

9 April 2014

Dear Maria,

Thank you for your letter. I was very sorry to receive it. I think it is important to be clear that the Committee on Standards cleared you of the unfounded allegations made against you, a point which has been lost in much of the comment in recent days.

You can be extremely proud of your work in Government – as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, as Minister for Women and as Minister for Disabled People.

You have been responsible for successfully handling two of the most controversial issues with which this Government has dealt. As Culture Secretary, you have played a critical role in advancing Britain's proud record of respect and equality in piloting the Equal Marriage Act through Parliament and onto the Statute Book.

There are many people in our country today, and there will be many in the future, who will always be grateful for this very important change, which you did so much to bring about. You have also handled the sensitive subject of press regulation with skill and dedication.

You can be very proud as well that you have led one of the most important infrastructure projects: many more premises are now able to access superfast broadband. You have also ensured a lasting legacy for the Olympic Games.

As you leave the Government, you should be proud of your service on the Front bench and in Opposition. I am personally very grateful for the support you have always given me, and which I am sure that you will continue to give.

I hope that you will be able to return to serving the Government on the Frontbench in due course, and am only sad that you are leaving the Government in these circumstances.

David Cameron

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10:16am Wed 9 Apr 14

brasstacks says...

Dear Prime Minister...your opinions of Ms Miller's "contributions to her Roles" are yours and yours alone based on the bits that you have oicked out to show Ms Miller your "sympathy"..

May I respectfully ask you to pull your socks up, roll up YOUR sleeves and earn the money that a Prime Minster is paid by the tax payer to do ?

You may have been Voted into power but appear to have forgotten that your Politics should not be your priority each day that you remain in Downing Street ?

There is NO Democracy left in the UK if those who sit for the People in the House of Commons abuse the very same System that not only pays them but also lets down the People who the System is there for..

The sun is shining today but not for the thousands and thousands of Disabled, Sick and Vulnerable People who are denied their Rights by your Appointed Minister for Works & Pensions

There are thousands and thousands of People trying to support their Families on pittance wages who are looking at MP's and wondering what gives them the right to abuse tax payers money..

The People of the UK have a Right to and deserve transparency from ALL MP's at ALL times

The People of the UK ARE fully au fait with the word ambiguous and, we are no longer prepared to watch the antics of those who have been privilaged to sit in the House of Commons and do not work for the money paid them by us when they get to sit there...

Ms Miller and far too many other MP's HAVE Defaulted the People and that, Sir, has to stop
Dear Prime Minister...your opinions of Ms Miller's "contributions to her Roles" are yours and yours alone based on the bits that you have oicked out to show Ms Miller your "sympathy".. May I respectfully ask you to pull your socks up, roll up YOUR sleeves and earn the money that a Prime Minster is paid by the tax payer to do ? You may have been Voted into power but appear to have forgotten that your Politics should not be your priority each day that you remain in Downing Street ? There is NO Democracy left in the UK if those who sit for the People in the House of Commons abuse the very same System that not only pays them but also lets down the People who the System is there for.. The sun is shining today but not for the thousands and thousands of Disabled, Sick and Vulnerable People who are denied their Rights by your Appointed Minister for Works & Pensions There are thousands and thousands of People trying to support their Families on pittance wages who are looking at MP's and wondering what gives them the right to abuse tax payers money.. The People of the UK have a Right to and deserve transparency from ALL MP's at ALL times The People of the UK ARE fully au fait with the word ambiguous and, we are no longer prepared to watch the antics of those who have been privilaged to sit in the House of Commons and do not work for the money paid them by us when they get to sit there... Ms Miller and far too many other MP's HAVE Defaulted the People and that, Sir, has to stop brasstacks
  • Score: 7

10:16am Wed 9 Apr 14

Sam_Walker123456 says...

He hopes that she will return to the front benches. Two major obstacles in the way of that:
1 The Tories need to win the next election
2 Maria needs to hold on to her seat
The first is in the hands of the country but the second is in our hands.
He hopes that she will return to the front benches. Two major obstacles in the way of that: 1 The Tories need to win the next election 2 Maria needs to hold on to her seat The first is in the hands of the country but the second is in our hands. Sam_Walker123456
  • Score: 6

10:34am Wed 9 Apr 14

robertspet8 says...

Brasstacks wrote, 'You may have been Voted into power but appear to have forgotten that your Politics should not be your priority each day that you remain in Downing Street ?'
Therein lies the root cause of this whole sordid affair. David Cameron and his party were not voted into power, they only hold any power because they are in a coalition. I am sure somebody can tell me, but I do not remember when we had a party in government which had the support of more than half the electorate. We have been governed by a succession of parties who know that they are at risk of being out of office at the next election. Little wonder they fill their boots during the short time they hold on to their seats.
Part of the solution must be independant regulation of the MPs' expenses and other activities. However I think a bigger effect would result from having a change in our outdated voting system - we need proportional representation so that every vote counts. In Basingstoke I am still not confident that Maria Miller will be voted out at the next election under our current system.
Brasstacks wrote, 'You may have been Voted into power but appear to have forgotten that your Politics should not be your priority each day that you remain in Downing Street ?' Therein lies the root cause of this whole sordid affair. David Cameron and his party were not voted into power, they only hold any power because they are in a coalition. I am sure somebody can tell me, but I do not remember when we had a party in government which had the support of more than half the electorate. We have been governed by a succession of parties who know that they are at risk of being out of office at the next election. Little wonder they fill their boots during the short time they hold on to their seats. Part of the solution must be independant regulation of the MPs' expenses and other activities. However I think a bigger effect would result from having a change in our outdated voting system - we need proportional representation so that every vote counts. In Basingstoke I am still not confident that Maria Miller will be voted out at the next election under our current system. robertspet8
  • Score: 4

2:49pm Fri 11 Apr 14

jackwridge says...

I judge this Prime minister by the company he keeps - clearly not a man I will be voting for - voting UKIP for Basingstoke when the election comes round as they seem to be the only party around here that is making an effort and campagning for us rather than themselves.
I judge this Prime minister by the company he keeps - clearly not a man I will be voting for - voting UKIP for Basingstoke when the election comes round as they seem to be the only party around here that is making an effort and campagning for us rather than themselves. jackwridge
  • Score: 0

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