Thursday, 25 June 2009

MPs & Second Jobs

It is noticed that John Redwood, MP for Wokingham, pubished another book.

Now this blog has nothing against MPs using their expertise to enlighten the public about any event, to analyze the reasons and suggest ways in which the same outcome can be avoided. This, it is considered, is good use of their time as an MP and shows that they have actually been taking an interest in what happens in government and parliament.

This act of writing a book, for which no doubt the author receives a payment, does beg the question of whether such an activity is considered 'a second job', which means if it is it then has to be shown as 'outside income' and declared.

So, thanks to another of our Dear Leader's half-baked and ill-thought ideas, an activity which serves a purpose may well be considered too much trouble by another MP and thus the country is denied what could well be considered a 'learning manual' and thus a public service.

Thanks Gordon - you idiot!