The Mother of Parliaments

This appeared on a website I frequent yesterday: to give you a quick break from Lanzarote blogs – and to give me a bit of time to sort through the 351 photos I took – I thought I’d share it with you.

Can you imagine a company that has a little more than 600 employees but has the following statistics?

29 have been accused of spouse abuse
7 have been arrested for fraud
19 have been accused of writing bad cheques
117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
3 have done time for assault
71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
8 have been arrested for shoplifting
21 are currently defendants in lawsuits
84 have been arrested for drink driving in the last year

Almost all have been claiming salaries & expenses disproportionate to the impact they have upon the running of the business.

Which organization is this?
The 635 members of the United Kingdom House of Commons; the same group that cranks out hundreds of new laws, some of which impact on our profession, each year the aim of which is to make the UK a better place in which to live.

Surprised? One should be for less than 8% of them have ever held a job outside the academic/public/TU domains and, therefore, have little grasp of the realities of life.

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