Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Should the Commons sit through the summer

Just a thought on the Guardian's reporting of the Tory proposal to have the House of Commons sitting through August next year. A proposal welcomed by Con Home amongst others.

If these could be described as the 'Re-Peal Sessions' then yes there is value in the idea.
But, but are you sure that you want a bunch of politicians spending even more time coming up with legislation?

Hundreds of politcians all trying to make a name for themselves. It is said that the worst thing that happened to US politics was the invention of air conditioning. It meant that the Congress and Senate could sit during the summer, allowing politicians to spend more time devising ways to interfer in the lives of citizens.

My concern is that this proposal has the same drawback as American air conditioning. It could be another case of being careful of what you wish for.

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And then they can demand more money?