MPs - get a job and a life.
Sir, Peter Riddell (Comment, Mar 21) is spot on: we are now grossly over governed and over legislated. Years ago I heard Harold Macmillan speaking about his early days as an MP. The House of Commons sat for about three 8-to-10-week terms in the year; MPs passed a few laws and then went off and managed estates, operations, businesses or professions. The Civil Service ran the country.
How many of today’s professional politicians have any experience of managing anything? They sit for so long that they feel they must justify their existence by passing more and more laws. Then they spend millions on consultants to advise them what to tell the experts to do in all the professions and in industry. What a waste.
Quite - cut their wages and allowances and make them work for a living and then they might be a little less keen on buggering up everyone else's.