work a 60-hour week at Westminster. Surprised, they now find on average it is 69 hours. Which would suggest that some do a lot more. I can't begin to think why we should have haggard and homesick MPs running the country. Britain seems obsessed with long hours. In fact, the longer the hours the worse the country gets. Borrowing still up in the stratosphere. What is it with them?
There was a time when MPs did far fewer hours. The British Empire was overseen by people who had a relaxed attitude to work. Why does David Cameron think he needs to be everywhere, doing everything? It's such a ridiculous state of affairs for the affairs of state.
Delegation is the thing. Surely once a policy has been worked out it can be followed through by lesser mortals. We pay MPs badly, vested interests are all over Parliament lobbying here and there, tying them up in time and trouble. Maybe it's a case of too much talking and not enough doing. We need a proper revision of parliamentary workings. Currently we have a bureaucratic machine checking and stamping expenses. It can't be beyond the ken of some to devise a working week that works well for the 21st century - surely!