Published: Wednesday, Dec 26, 2007 Last modified: Monday, Feb 10, 2020

MP/MEP’s are born compromisers, by definition. If they see a conflict, they must:

1. take sides (but not openly/irrevocably unless everyone agrees)

2. pretend to mediate

3. take credit, whoever wins.

Therefore, you cannot just give them the problem, they need to see that you appreciate their needs and have considered what they can DO.