Friday, 27 May 2011

I hate . . . The House of Commons

For our overseas readers, The House of Commons is where UK's Parliament meets. There are 650 Members that govern the UK, forming one of the oldest democracies in the world.

I've spoken to a couple of MPs. They are generally well educated, well spoken and intelligent, and with a handful of exceptions seem to genuinely be trying to govern sensibly. So why do they sound like a roomful of drunks watching a football match?

If you have not had the pleasure, have a listen to this:

Don't worry about the questions - listen to the boos, the jeers, the slurred 'Yeaahhhhhhhh!', the unintelligible noises, the pointless shouting. You would think a room full of people supposed to be the best and brightest in the country would realise that they are making both themselves and the system of Parliament sound like morons.

I wonder if they have to do a special induction course to learn the right noises to make?

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