Thursday, February 07, 2008

Pay peanuts, get monkeys..?

The present fuss about parliamentary expenses and allowances has lead to suggestions that MPs are not paid enough to attract the quality of candidate we need in these challenging times, when compared to the rewards available industry and even town halls.

On the other hand, looking at the EU where MPs are paid a lot more, there is no evidence of any more competence or less slease and corruption; merely a better dressed class of monkey driving more expensive cars.

Whilst China, India and Russia are on the up, we appear to have leadership that is still fighting the battles of the previous century, weighed down by irrelevant experience, and lashings of pernicious and dangerous dogma.

And we all know what happened to the poor saps left in the trenches when Cavalry Generals faced tanks and machine guns for the first time.

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