Monday, August 31, 2009

Career Politicians

The Daily Telegraph has an interesting article today on work done by the New Local Goverment Network thinktank.

Worryingly it looks like at least 1 in 4 MPs after the next election will be career politicians, people who have gone from college/university to research jobs to parliament. Over 25% of our legislators will have had virtually no life experience as people like to put it. If you look at the background of many MEPs you will probably find similar figures.

What a sad state of affairs. No wonder our politicians appear grey, talentless clones with nothing original to say. Because that is exactly what they are.


MikeP said...

You should be barred from being an MP until you have X years experience working in the real world.

That's why these shits are so out of touch with the rest of us.

Bring on the General Election......

Gregg Beaman's Blog said...

Well said that man.