Editorial: Gordon Brown Failing in Most Basic Duty as MP

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is facing criticism after missing the vote on military intervention in Syria. The UK Parliament was recalled from recess specifically for this vote.

This, coupled with a very poor attendance record at the House of Commons since being defeated as Prime Minister is prompting opponents to question his future as an MP.

At Fife News Online we believe that it is the most basic duty of an MP to turn up and represent his or her constituents when there is a decision on whether or not to go to war. Unless there was a grave family emergency, Mr Brown, as the most recent ex-Prime Minister of the UK and the current MP for Kirkcaldy had a duty and an obligation to be there.

What are your views?