Has Our Nation Got the Politicians it Deserves?December 5, 2007 Tim WorstallPolitics4 CommentsThe headline over Simon Heffer\’s piece today. What gross sins have we committed to deserve this lot? previousFrench Culture: DeadnextPrem Sikka 4 thoughts on “Has Our Nation Got the Politicians it Deserves?” Kit December 5, 2007 at 11:38 am No. It is a small group of floating voters , referred to as the school gate mums by pollsters, that have given us this government. Isn’t democracy great. Mark Wadsworth December 5, 2007 at 12:20 pm Voting for them? Philip Thomas December 5, 2007 at 7:06 pm I’ve never really agreed with the idea that a few people decide the election. Whilst I see the point that a small swing gets a large result, it takes everyone else to stick to their usual patterns for the outcome to result. If everyone else didn’t bother then the outcome would be very different, so a large number bear responsibility. Monty December 6, 2007 at 12:19 am “Our MPs now are largely professional politicians, which is the root of the problem. They go into politics to make, if not money, then certainly a decent living.” That is a large measure of the problem. By and large they have never had to survive in a competitive, results based environment. Once they see the advantages of public sector non-jobs, they learn to fear real accountability. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.