I was taken by this article about how the political system works in Sweden (see link below) as it fits well with my own views about how we in the UK pour far too much money into our MP’s pockets!
We have in effect put MP’s on a pedestal and made them a political elite disconnected from our real world. In turn this has created professional politicians with a sense of entitlement who govern in the interests of their political parties rather than the interests of the UK.
Despite all the hype around the MP’s expenses scandal of a few years ago little has actually changed – they’re paid too much, allowed to claim too much in expenses, have far too may assistants paid for by the public purse.
Unless we learn from the likes of Sweden we will continue to governed poorly and expensively.