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Old 17th Jan 2019, 17:22
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
2/ No MP can stand without first having worked in some form of an industry bar politics for a minimum of 5 years...
Gordon Brown, bless his little cotton socks, was working along those lines with his Government of all the talents. It was supposed to be cross party and I think it included their lordships, West, Sugar and Digby-Jones.

A problem with picking talented unelected business men is accountability to Parliament; at least they were all in the upper house.

Shame that no PM has the courage to bring an MP from any party into Government - Frank Fields springs to mind. I am sure there are other honourable members who would be an asset.

Back in history the US tried it with the president and VP and more recently with their State Secretaries.
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