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    Why do people keep talking about wanting someone with a *real job* as though taking on the representing of their constituents was somehow not real? How is working in the private sector any different to taking a seat in Parliament? How does being boxed in the private sector make you more efficient to deal with the public than a position where you meet them on a daily basis?
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    They want somebody to relate to. They think that without the experience, they can't possibly comprehend their needs. They are idiots.
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    (Original post by whorace)
    Why do people keep talking about wanting someone with a *real job* as though taking on the representing of their constituents was somehow not real? How is working in the private sector any different to taking a seat in Parliament? How does being boxed in the private sector make you more efficient to deal with the public than a position where you meet them on a daily basis?
    Politicians are often ideologues with their own dogmatic picture of reality which they debate in closed coffee rooms. There is an advantage in having someone who has faced reality for example some who started at the bottom of a company and worked their way to the top.


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    (Original post by CycleofSpin)
    Politicians are often ideologues with their own dogmatic picture of reality which they debate in closed coffee rooms. There is an advantage in having someone who has faced reality for example some who started at the bottom of a company and worked their way to the top.


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    I absolutely see that about academics, some of them i've met have absolutely no interest in practical and particular concerns, but this is not my general experience with politicians. Maybe local ones. But aren't private workers just as ideological?
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    I agree. Some of the anti west minister loons started talking about it and now people repeat it like clucking birds. It is a coin that has been polished as it has been passed around from person to person so you can no longer see the grime.

    Nobody believed in about this ridiculous idea before everyone else started saying it.
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    I'm really fed up of seeing people go around stating what is and what isn't a 'real job' what the hell is a 'real job' yesterday there was an individual stating that teaching isn't a 'real job'. Politics can be 'real' job, as long as the politician can relate to their constituents.
 
 
 
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