Monday, 18 May 2009

Rational self-interest cannot be defeated

Mark Reckons has an interesting pair of posts showing a correlation between how safe a seat is and how much troughing happens:

As you can see there is still a clear gradation in each quartile indicating that the safer the seat, the more likely the MP is to be implicated.

Whether you're a Trot or Lord Snooty, you can't beat human nature.


K. McEgan said...

But you CAN beat politicians - with a stick.

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

Or a baseball bat, with big fuckoff nails sticking out of it.

K. McEgan said...

Yes Rab, we think along similar lines. I was pondering this & thought of a baseball bat with barbed wire embedded. Trench maces came to mind also. My Grandfather swore by them.

Joe Public said...

The Samaritans have a pre-recorded message for all calls from the Westminster dialing code.

It's "Jump you bastard".