Saturday, 3 April 2010

Heather Brooke

I have just read Heather Brooke's book 'A Silent State'* and this video of her interview on 'Hardtalk' is quite illuminating as she talks about her campaign to 'open up' MP's expenses and the problems which she encountered.

On comment she makes is quite telling, which to paraphrase, is that politicians were of the opinion that they believed the public were there to serve them, rather than that they were there to serve the people.

And therein lies the problems with our democracy - and it seems things ain't going to change much when one looks at the 'views' of the leaders of the 'Big Three'!

* Highly recommended - see link in side bar.


Mark Wadsworth said...

Do you mean the anti-sleaze campaigner or the porn star?

Witterings From Witney said...

MW, what do you watch in your spare time????

The only Heather Brooke I know is the anti-sleaze campaigner.