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Old 17th Jan 2019, 18:01
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Krystal n chips
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
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.
Erm, could have sworn that it was a requirement to be an MP first..... before being elevated......still, our understanding of reality does differ somewhat so I could be wrong
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