Watching the coverage of the Pre Budget Report in the Houses of Commons, you can see from the television coverage why our parliament’s stock has fallen so low. It is not just the expenses. It is the greater sense that they are not relevant to us.
See the picture below of the House of Commons and the speech given by Vince Cable in response to Alistair Darling. This is the third most important speech of the day and yet most of the government benches are empty. Where are the MPs? What are they doing? Why are they not interested in hearing Mr Cable – an acknowledged expert on the crisis.
No wonder MPs matter so little to us.
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