Subrosa posts questioning the apparent lack of gravity in the platitudes paid to our military dead by the leaders of our political parties in the House of Commons. I, too, feel that these expressions of regret and sympathy have become routine and are now uttered with the same degree of intonation as might be the latest trade figures. That these announcements of those who fell are so closely followed by the 'Cameron/Miliband Show', in which the two participants trade what amounts to schoolboy insults, further undermines the solemnity due to our fallen.
This leads one to question whether when MPs talk about, for example, the plight of the poor or the pain felt by consumers with rising energy bills, they actually mean it. Why is it that when an MP raises the plight of one of their constituents at PMQs invariably it is done in such a manner as to make a political point?
That Subrosa is moved to raise her concerns, as I am to raise my questions, just demonstrates the nadir to which politicians have sunk in pursuit of their careers.