Bickering politicians are living up to tired old stereotypes

Down through the years, Backroom has listened patiently to politicians bemoaning the poor standing of their profession in the eyes of the public.

21st February, 2009

Down through the years, Backroom has listened patiently to politicians bemoaning the poor standing of their profession in the eyes of the public. It is unfair, they protest. We work damn hard, they say. Our earnings are not high compared to business leaders. Not all of us are corrupt.

And indeed they are right, but none of this is the stuff of exceptional performance. It is the least we are entitled to expect from our...

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