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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 10th June 2009.

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Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster Shadow Minister (International Development) 11:30 am, 10th June 2009

Parliament stands accused of being ever more distant from the country. Away from the political arena, what does the Prime Minister feel he has ever achieved in the real world that qualifies him to lead the nation?

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Stephen Gibson
Posted on 11 Jun 2009 1:49 pm (Report this annotation)

Very good question, but I suspect we will receive an answer ignoring the point.

I personally believe, the we should have a minimum age of 30 for being an MP and people who only have working experience in the Westminster political industry should be permanently excluded.

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Evan Hill
Posted on 16 Jun 2009 11:56 am (Report this annotation)

NOT a good question! Very disappointed in this triteness which does make me anxious (and I would venture to suggest, irritates other observers of our 'democratic process'?). Mark would do well for his own credibility by examining the impact of such vacuous questions.