Fascinating remarks from Charles Moore. They make me glad that I am, as one front-bencher put it, “hard to caricature as a professional politician”:

The reason for this is that Labour really does believe in a political class. It thinks that having lots of full-time politicians paid lots by the state is good for them and good for the rest of us. It thinks that if they are paid by the state they will not be corrupt, and that, government being a self-evident good, it is better to have more of it.

via MPs’ expenses: Now is the time to obliterate the professional political class – Telegraph.

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