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Moon Monkey says: Turn into Jeremy Clarkson for a moment, and tell us about the things that are so obviously wrong with the world, and how they should be fixed. Extra points for ludicrous over-simplification, blatant mis-representation, and humourous knob-gags.

(, Thu 22 Sep 2011, 12:53)
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All politians will use the NHS and public transport
I dont want to see any of this private health care bollocks
or being driven to work by someone else.

If youre going to precide over the NHS and public transport
you can use it. Then when you fuck it up (even more) its on you too.

Can you even imagine David Cameron waiting 6 hours in A&E with his little un ?
(, Sun 25 Sep 2011, 1:22, 10 replies)

Same should apply to pensions, schools, and all other public services. It should also apply after they leave the post.

If you are responsible for policy on schools, then put your children in the ones in your constituency.
(, Sun 25 Sep 2011, 7:19, closed)
likey likey
(, Sun 25 Sep 2011, 7:28, closed)

I'm going with this one. Best idea yet. *click*
(, Sun 25 Sep 2011, 8:50, closed)
The modern equivalent of leading one's troops into battle.
(, Sun 25 Sep 2011, 11:36, closed)
They should also not be compensated generously when the electorate gives them the sack
The Resettlement Grant is payable currently whether the MP loses their seat at an election or if they choose to retire. The Grant depends upon length of service but is typically between 6 and 12 months salary, with the first £30,000 tax free as with normal redundancy payments.

In addition, they can claim "up to" £42,000 in expenses for winding up their offices, buying out their employees' contracts, etc.

(, Sun 25 Sep 2011, 12:07, closed)
i like this

(, Sun 25 Sep 2011, 17:25, closed)

(, Sun 25 Sep 2011, 18:43, closed)
And totally agree re: state education.

In fact, ban private education, make everyone use the nearest school for their kids. Should improve schools in Islington etc. massively in just a couple of years.
(, Mon 26 Sep 2011, 9:03, closed)
The wider issue is, of course, the fact that the vast majority of politicians are not personally affected by the issues which the rest of us have to suffer.

I think it mostly stems from the fact that in order to become an MP in the first place you need to spend a LOT of your time involved in UNPAID work with your local party, in order to secure the nomination. Of course, most people need to work in a full-time job to earn a living - therefore they are excluded from the possibility of pursuing such a career path. This leaves us with - to put it bluntly - rich people who can life off their fortunes, whether it be from inheritance, investments etc - as long as they don't have to otherwise work as a wage-slave. Those are the people who have the time to work their way up the greasy political pole - and those are the people who, due to their wealth, do not generally have to put up with issues such as overcrowded housing and NHS waiting lists.
(, Mon 26 Sep 2011, 10:03, closed)
Part of the issue...
...is that politicians DO use public transport, but that it's allowed as an expense paid for by you and I.

A hall of residence near Westminster should be provided for them with communal office space, instead of having to subsidize second homes in the capitol. Politicians will only ever understand the frustrations of the public if they live like the public.
(, Mon 26 Sep 2011, 12:48, closed)

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