Why 40 days most people are lucky if they get 30 days why should our political class get this much time off, we pay them very well for a service, they should have similar terms and conditions to the rest of us why does parliament need a recess, why cant it work 365 days a year and have its members take holidays like the rest of us.
Politicians always feel they need to be seen to do something to justify their existance and the easiest thing for them to do is make new law and the easiest laws to make are those that ban or restrict things. Therefore the longer they are on holiday the less time they have to foist more restrictions on us.
I actually believe that they should only work - or at least legislate- in alternate weeks to restrict their meddling the other week could be spent dealing with constituents problems. Perhaps the best solution would be to do away with the Scots, Welsh and NI parliaments and have just one set of MPs that sits in their national parliament for one week deciding local issues, have one week off in constituency and then sit for a week in Westminster for UK matters. Scots MPs would no longer be able to influenct purely English matters and vice-versa.
unfortunalty I don't think ministers take 80 days off there still churning stuff out to bann
and more laws to bann stuff.
rather than getting a few more coppers around where anti social behaviour is happening if theres a copper about 90 per cent of gits won,t do anything