UK Government Minister Resigns In The Most British Way Possible After He Was Late To Answer A Question
Lord Michael Bates was expected in the House of Lords at 3 pm on Wednesday to answer a question from Labour’s Baroness Lister. He missed it, and he’s very, very sorry. So sorry, in fact, that you can’t fire him because he quits.
The BBC reports that Lister’s question was answered by the Lords chief whip, John Taylor, when Bates failed to show. When he did arrive, Bates stepped up to apologize to Lister and the assembly; he then abruptly resigned, dropped the mic to gasps of astonishment, and walked out
Wow! That is political accountability and modesty at its absolute best. Reminds me of the days (in the early previous century) when politicians were elected by the people to serve the people. Something changed along the way where they no longer travel with their constituents on public transport, and they only "resign" after losing their court appeal (often paid for by taxpayer money)....
Watch this amazing resignation video at http://bit.ly/2E7FRUE