to suggest that a condition of employment as a MP should be a week living as a member of the working poor, or the unemployed or the squeezed middle before being allowed to make policies that affect th

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LackaDAISYcal Tue 19-Mar-13 07:54:36

Fucking fed up to the back teeth of being shat on from a great height by a bunch of twats who have no idea how the majority of the electorate actually live. The way things are going, we will lose our house as it's getting harder to meet our mortgage repayments every month.

threebats Wed 20-Mar-13 18:47:35

The budget today - okay, lets be honest here, every day they meet up in Parliament for their ''happy discussion sessions'' reminded me of when my children were young and they used to all sit about the living room with the PS1 (remember the PS1?!) Shouting at each other, 'You can't do that! I can do it better! Give it to me! You suck! You did that wrong! I'm not playing anymore! Get lost...' I was actually waiting for either party, Conservatives or Labour to go, 'Maaaammmm! He's being a tit, sort him out...'

Politicians, collectively, tire me. Wear me out. Make me want to reach for a beer and a smoke and wonder where it all went so horribly wrong....
At one point, I thought Osborne was going to choke - might that have been all the bile rising in his throat as he attempted to say what a jolly good job he was doing of it all?

I have just popped on here (not intending on saying all the above but couldn't help it!) to say that Osborne has now opened up a Twitter account - for the poster on this thread that said they did not go on Twitter/Facebook and so forth - he must have been bloody reading.... He's a brave soul though - not sure I would have a twitter account if I were him...

marjproops Wed 20-Mar-13 18:53:21

threebats lol, absolutely right about the kiddy play.(have you noticed we're voting for you for PM?!)

what gets me is that they wonder why there's so much disrespect of people towards each other, anti-social behaviour etc and look at them all like that, in public, all shouting at each other and slamming each other down.

they just dont set examples in any way at all.

AnnabelKarma Wed 20-Mar-13 20:35:58

marjeproops

*Im a fulltime carer for a severely disabled child, lifelong carer for lifelong disabilities.

I didnt ask for this, Im a hardworking person, but i HAVE to live on benefits.*

As were the Cameron's but they both worked.

marjproops Wed 20-Mar-13 20:38:15

Sorry, dont understand what you mean by that?

AnnabelKarma Wed 20-Mar-13 20:41:39

You say you have to live on benefits as you have a disabled child but the Camerons also had a disabled son who very sadly died. They did both work, by the way , as do many parents of disabled children.

FasterStronger Wed 20-Mar-13 20:50:11

surely the Camerons could afford a couple of specialist nannys.... and most people cannot.

some people need to work more, but NOT carers!

marjproops Wed 20-Mar-13 20:51:33

As I said, i didnt ask for this.

My DC didnt ask to be disabled.
I didnt ask to be a LP.
I was working FT before I became a mum.

I am now working FT as a carer, therefore working and earning what i receive. 168 hour week, no hols,

The scamerons prob had nannies and carers to help them.

Im sure many parents of disabled children do manage to work. and get help. I dont have ANY help.

I hope you are not being judgypants on me, you dont know my circumstances.

marjproops Wed 20-Mar-13 20:52:12

Thank you, fasterstronger smile

expatinscotland Wed 20-Mar-13 20:59:16

The Camerons were able to afford two specialist nannies, one for day and one for night. They also applied for and accepted DLA.

FasterStronger Wed 20-Mar-13 21:00:12

in MN terms I am a right winger, but even I know carers for severely disabled people perform an endless and very valuable job.

And deserve more respect from the rest of us grin

dearcathyandclare Wed 20-Mar-13 21:00:55

My dh has a friend who is a MP and his view, with which I agree is that no one should be in parliament until they have done at least a year working as a volunteer for the CAB. You may be not be living the lives of your constituents but at least you get a real understanding of their difficulties and the realities of continual tight budgeting.

LackaDAISYcal Thu 21-Mar-13 09:36:33

that would work too dearcathyandclare!

I personally don't want to be a polititcian HollyBerryBush, I like being around my family too much. I still maintain then right to whinge about a bunch of eejits that I didn't vote for (because I felt they didn't represent my views) and who didn't have a majority vote either, so the "people voted them in" argument doesn't quite wash here imo. Not that the other lot are much better, but hey ho.

And it's clearly impractical for everyone to get into politics as there aren't enough political jobs at a local or national level.

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