Re: Words fail me
MPs serve the people, not the other way around.
Unfortunately that's not the case and it's this that the brexit vote was often used as a protest vote about, with appalling consequences (economic and xenophobic). Many MPs have now openly stated that it's their number one priority to tow the party line, with representing their constituents as a dim issue somewhere in there but not very important to them.
It's an "interesting" situation, where the vile hate mongers in the press (i.e. the daily mail) are shouting that 114 MPs "went against the will of the people" (and therefore should be persecuted by the Mail) whereas looking at the statistics what should have happened is that 51% of the MPs voted in favour of exit while 49% voted to remain. However given the actual numbers involved the reality is different even from this...
Only 72% (33.48m) of the brexit vote eligable electorate (~46.5m) voted (13.02m didn't vote) with a further 0.7m that were not permitted to vote as they were living overseas (despite being eligable for elections). Of those that were permited to vote 51.9% (17.38m) voted leave, 48.1% (16.1m) voted remain. So the totals become:
Leave: 17.38m (36.8%)
Remain: 16.1m (34.1%)
Not permitted: 0.7m (1.5%)
Abstain: 13.02m (27.6%)
There are 650 MPs, therefore the split should have been approximately (compounded rounding issues and all that):
Not permitted to vote: 10
This is very, very different from the vile statement that "114 MPs are not following the will of the people" that the hate mongers of the daily mail are pushing.
Disclaimer: I've probably got some of the above maths wrong, we don't live in a proportional representative government system and opinions can change, but this is a very different turn out even with a few errors taken into consideration.
While Nicola Sturgeon is often portrayed by the press (especially the likes of the Daily Mail) that she's not a very nice person, it can't be argued that she's not standing up for Scotland, that voted in favour of the EU, and is therefore representing Scotland appropriately on this front. For this the Daily Mail is branding her and her fellow Scottish MPs as "enemies of the people".