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a minumm No of hours. should they be required to supply us with their timesheets and work breakdown (with proof)
I think MPs should be required to give up any other jobs they have as being an MP should be a full-time job.
Certainly they should also be accountable for how much work they actually do and be able to explain how they've spent their time.
But the last thing the world needs is more unnecessary paperwork and I wouldn't want a situation where they're so busy accounting for what they're doing they have no time to do anything.
software metrics and their staff will be able to handle that.
many people have to put in their hours, you make it sound like its like filling out police crime reports......it isnt it shouldnt take more than half an hour or an hour a week.
MPs should have a diary anyway so they are halfway there.
that you're utterly wrong. It would take hours of pointless bureaucracy and hours of their staff's time in a way that would not be practical and may well need extra staff.
This would not be "no problem". It would be "really fucking complex and time wasting"
It's just odd that traditional Socialist concerns (i.e. everyone contributing what they can to benefit society and help the weak, trying to have an efficient welfare state, NHS and government where people's taxes are used to help everyone etc.) seem to sound like right-wing ideas these days...
but just 'cos Thatcher might have said something doesn't necessarily make it right-wing.
Opposition to mindless bureaucacy isn't a right-wing concept.
should be made to work a 100 hour week in a Siberian salt mine alongside the rest of his hideous nouveau riche family until they all drop dead.
In a slight deviation away from the actual question posed my creaky: I strongly believe that nobody under the age of 40 should be allowed to run for parliament. That was you wouldn't get career political lizards who have little or no experience of the real world.
you have chosen to see it in a ranting light, shame as I didnt rant at all, i asked a question.
You chose to link it to another aspect where mps are unaccountable in ways that ordinary people are not allowed to be.
Nice of you to do so, because it now enables me to make the point that it IS important for mps to be accountable and clean, it is MORE important for them than the majority of ordinary individuals to be above board and honest and hard working, YET there are LESS safeguards to ensure that they are.
Consider that people in call centres have the time they spend in the toilet monitored to consider how shamefull
your unquestioning defence of the mps integrity is, using these sort of examples actually reveals how you wish to maintain double standards (probably something to do with the sort of people that you consider these two working groups to be)
I was attacking Derek Conway, I said nothing about call centre employees whatsoever.
What are you on?
Im sorry, i have no idea where that came from.
I have marilynitis, (inappropriate, misplaced, mistimed posting)
I missed because Im running some pieces of sql whose results are flummoxing me and it is interfering with my posting
by having the temerity to suggest that a rather unaccountable bunch of people who are paid a generous amount of taxpayers money should perhaps be made to account for themselves a bit more?
Just like everbody else?
individuals seem to think that they shouldnt be made to have the same rules as the rest of
what is so unreasonable about my question? i have to supply not only information but assign it to the correct code so that the correct inernal accounting occurs
But the idea is flawed, as has been pointed out
is that naive assumption public sector works and civil servants have an infinite amount of time on their hands and you can continually add and add to their workload with no consequence whatsoever.
Granted, I may be transferring work stresses onto this thread but "no problems - software metrics and their staff will be able to handle that" is precisely the naive attitude that's fucking up the NHS and currently making my life miserable.