Re: Who is ultimately responsible? well you are of course, you voted for them
But, however crappy our particular constituency MP behaves, we'll still vote for him (or abstain), lest the other lot get in.
Not me. Floating voter right here. You earn my vote, and if you happen to be in government at the time, then the actions of your government become an equal concern in whether I continue to vote for you or someone else.
I was once a proud labour voter, but then they wrecked the economy, started so many wars, and opened the door to unfettered immigation . Now they're compounding that by becoming institutionally racist..... perhaps they always were, but I didn't believe it when I voted for them.
These days I vote Conservative, but given the surrender to the rEU in Brexit negotiations (remainer/leaver, who of you really thinks they've done a good job here? Yeah, me neither), I'm going to struggle to vote for them next year when we doubtlessly have another election.
All I really want is a party that understands fiscal discipline and the need for reform of eternal institutions in the public sector (reform does not mean abondonment or destruction, it is simply the process by which the inevitable inefficiency that creeps in over time or gets produced by technological advances gets dealt with rather than ignored). It shouldn't be too much to ask, but it is.
1 - Ostensibly to annoy Conservatives, but without any regard for the economic impact on their Northern voters or what it would do to British society and peoples relationship with the rEU. I think immigration can be a positive good for society if it is well managed and of paramount importance, tightly coupled to integration. Our economy is basically shot without it.