What to make of near invisible MP, Sir Malc Les Rifkind?
We do know he is a real survivor.
He has worked his way through various ministerial jobs in successive Conservative governments.....not bad for a lowly law lecturer from Scotland, suffering a charisma bypass.
He is also well connected.... being cousins with Sam and Leon Brittan, Michael Howard and the shamed Gerald Ronson.
Malc loves to hobnob with Scottish Tory grandees.
One weekend, on the estate of some laird or other, Malc was taken by one of the ghillies to catch a monster salmon lurking in a river pool.
To the fury of the ghillie Malc failed abysmally.
From that day forth the pool was known as 'Rifkind's Pool'.
During the Bosnian War Malc was dead against military intervention, yet recently he was gung ho for us to support the various jihadists fighting in Syria....weird!
Malc has ignominiously fallen behind Karen Buck in supporting her Ten Minute Motion. It should have been his Bill.
Much of Malc's time is devoted to his extra Parliamentary affairs.
These make him one of the most lucratively paid of MP's. On top of his MP's salary he collects a further £300,000 a year from his NED's.
Of course, with all those directorships he has had no time to connect up with his constituent's anger over monster basements.
The fact that he has no time for constituents comes as no surprise....he can't even be bothered to hold constituency surgeries!
It's time the Association selected a replacement: one who will actually answer letters and emails and treat constituents with some respect.