onsdag 19 mars 2008

The behaviour of British politicians

Parliament, originally uploaded by haleyhughes.

It is only in recent years that the proceedings of parliament have been broadcast. To listen to the behaviour of British politicians is not edifying. They sound like adolescent schoolboys trying to score points off each other. Though they are old enough to know better, rowdy confrontation is often all that seems to be happening. Hardly ever is there a sense of there being a group of people trying to work together, approaching problems from different points of view and attempting to come to decisions which will achieve the best results all-round. They are not listening to each other. They are just shouting each other down a lot of the time. In such an atmosphere, sensible solutions cannot emerge. Comparison with the Riksdag is instructive.

What a way to run a country.

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