This blog has long maintained that the basic problem with the lack of calibre exhibited by our Members of Parliament is that the vast majority consider being elected as an MP is but the first step on a career ladder, one that holds out the possibility of personal power, perks and thereby self-gratification. This accusation has been confirmed by an article in the Daily Telegraph in which one MP has decided to give this question of promotion a little 'Mensch'. As presently we have a representative democracy, presumably it is reasonable to assume that the aim of being elected as an MP is primarily to represent one's constituents and not personal advancement.
There are some in the blogosphere who do spend time attempting to raise the matter of the deficits in our politics and democracy and it might help if the leading, self-proclaimed, blogger concentrated on serious matters rather than tittle-tattle, especially if he wishes to maintain that the 'the Guidoisation of politics is to continue apace'.
David Cameron, in his New Year message, said that the Government will tackle excess in the City with the same energy that it is clamping down on benefits cheats - perhaps Dav il Cam might like to put his own house in order first?
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