IS KEEPING DEREK MACKAY IN POST ANTI-DEMOCRATIC?

We always need to be careful about the motivations of making law as a result of one case, but the Derek Mackay pictured above,  controversy throws light on an important weakness in our parliamentary procedures. He has resigned as a Government minister, pocketed £12,000 ministerial severance payment paid by taxpayers, and is failing in the job he was elected to do – to represent his constituents. If he is not charged by the authorities, there is no current mechanism to get rid of him as a MSP until the next Scottish Parliament election, with him being paid £63,579 per annum in the meantime. … More IS KEEPING DEREK MACKAY IN POST ANTI-DEMOCRATIC?