An MP has tabled an early day motion calling for the current voting system used in the Eurovision Song Contest to be scrapped.
Liberal Democrat Richard Younger-Ross maintains that last weekend’s contest perfectly illustrated the way in which the voting system is “harmful to the relationship between the peoples of Europe”.
He has won support from three other MPs and is also calling on the BBC to withdraw from covering future Eurovision events until voting is made fairer.
The MP describes the way the song contest has been decided in recent years a “joke”.
I can’t help thinking the joke is on us. Do we really need our MPs spending time on such trivialities?
Mr Younger-Ross is a hard-working MP, both for his Teignbridge constituency and on international affairs, while his record in the House of Commons is above average. But I cannot help but think he is some way wide of the mark by pursuing this particular early day motion.
Eurovision is a mildly diverting slice of instantly forgettable entertainment at best and not worthy of such attention from our politicians when there are so many other issues that need to be addressed.
Whatever next, a Parliamentary campaign to get Katie Hopkins fired from The Apprentice because she’s been so sniffily snobby towards one of the token Northerners?