Let’s have some real extremists

Posted on

Will Self has said:

[S]itting MPs have managed to alienate the electorate all by themselves, by using taxpayers' money to clean their moat/change their light bulbs/boost their property portfolio. Frankly, I hope the lot of 'em do lose their jobs at the next election, we need some extremists in parliament, not fascists or communists - but men and women of extreme probity.

I agree with that last comment.

The professions need the same reform as well.

And it has to be said, there are some in the House of Commons already. And even a few in the professions. But we do need to hear them more — pointing out, for a start, that tax avoidance is unambiguously wrong, just as much as is claiming unjustified expenses.