I don't know about your experience of the business world, but my new jobs and subsequent rapid promotion were based on merit and ability to actually
do the job I was applying for, and I was far from the exception to the rule.
Most people go into politics these days, because they are attracted to power and the money that said power brings.
The arrogance of politicians is truly astounding:
Jacqui Smith Interview
This is far from an isolated case.
There have been reports of MPs threatening to "call in the lawyers" and use "guerilla tactics" as they strive to keep their expenses secret, but
as they say to us, if they've got nothing to hide, they've got nothing to worry about.
There have also been reports of MPs frantically redacting expense receipts, trying to take advantage of the rule that allows them to block out
anything which might be a security risk - and all the while they are doing this, they are not doing the jobs they are paid to do.
This clearly shows where their priorities lie - and it's certainly not with representing their constituents.
As I said in the interview, their is little accountability, and MPs are more interested in protecting their chances of re-election than they are in
doing what is best for the country.
Look at any election, and they will go back on a previous stance in order to placate constituents, and then conveniently forget once they are back in
They are PUBLIC servants - yet they seem to think that WE are their servants.
Edit to add
pretty much proves my point.
[edit on 8/4/2009 by budski]