All politicians should behave like this!

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All politicians should behave like this!

Postby chillicamper » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:43 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20243493


Refuses to live in the presidential properties
Lives on his wifes farm
Gives 90% of his wages away to charity
and
.........drives a VW Beetle :D

can anyone see any of our politicians living this sort of life.

His views on over consumption and economies based on constant growth are very interesting.
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Re: All politicians should behave like this!

Postby pip » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:54 pm

Legend. We need afew of them over here :D
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Re: All politicians should behave like this!

Postby Penfold » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:32 pm

He would certainly get my vote.

pip wrote:Legend. We need afew of them over here :D


While he doesn't live that sort off lifestyle, I do have a lot of respect for Dennis Skinner (aka The Beast of Bolsover). I met him many years ago at a Labour Party conference and rather than stay at the hotel with the others at the party's expense, he paid for his own stay at a cheap bed and breakfast. When he came to give a talk at a Worthing Labour Party meeting, he travelled by second class rail (again at his own expense). A very friendly, charming (unless your a Tory, of course), and articulate man. :D

This article in The Independent sums him up quite well;

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po ... 92699.html
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Re: All politicians should behave like this!

Postby Catch-up » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:38 pm

Both great articles and both impressive people.! :D
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