I do wholeheartedly agree with your sentiments, however, we need a second chamber with some business and life experiences.
Originally Posted by mosaix
...all those MPs with second jobs: attending court as barristers, writing columns for newspapers, attending board meetings and writing their memoirs, not to mention starting internet companies.
Don't you think they actually sound like the technocrats that we need, as opposed to old men who haven't worked for 50 years and are an anachronism?
I'd say the worst problem is the career politicians who studied for a degree in politics, worked as a research assistant in Westminster, and then stood for parliament.