Martin Kettle, Guardian Cif, writes on the continuing depreciation of our politics and the way it is mocked; that today's satire is deeply cynical, depicting British politics as a nest of fools and that whilst it may make us laugh, its impact is not funny. Helen Lederer is quoted in the article making the point that our politicians do not have to behave in the way they do.
Without doubt what must be the most depressing aspect of this is that our political elite appear to be making no attempt to polish their image. They continue to lie to us; they continue to act in a dictatorial manner; they appear to have forgotten about honour and principle, although they talk about both quite a bit; all of which results in a debasing of the position to which they have been elected and also of those that elected them.
There is of course another aspect; and one which is quite puzzling in its way. That is if 62% of Britons believe that "the giving and taking of bribes, and the abuse of positions of power for personal gain" is "widespread" among MPs, why do they continue to vote for them? When will they get off their butts and do something about it, before finding that they can't?