winterwhite, I used to be a great writer to MPs but that was, ironically, in the days when I lived in the constituency of a young Conservative MP! Despite not sharing her party politics, I found her thoughtful and responsive and felt that she listened with respect to a constituent though I know she still sometimes voted with the party or Whip.
Now I live in the constituency of a diehard Labour, Corbynite, Brexiteer who is almost rude in his rejection of the matter you have taken the time to write to him about. It is very depressing.
I think politics in this country has become unrecognisable from the situation even 30 years ago. The main two parties have polarised the country and Corbyn is destroying the Labour Party, we desperately need a sound opposition. MPs no longer listen to their constituents. There is no longer any integrity, MPs now laugh off things they would once have resigned instantly for. Boris Johnson is scandalous in posturing, how he can hold his head up whilst still holding a public position I have no idea. Shameless comes to mind.
Only the other day we have the disregard for the tradition of pairing where an MP who cannot attend to vote (Jo Swinton) will be paired with a member of the opposition so as to avoid unfair advantage. The MP who was paired did as the Tory whip said and voted and the whole matter is just swept under the carpet. Democracy? Who on earth thinks we live in a democracy any longer? We live in an oligarchy and most of us are just cannon fodder for those who manipulate behind the scenes and REALLY hold power. Take back sovereignty? Derisive snort! No emoticon for that!