What qualifications do our MPs need for their job?

What qualifications do our MPs need for their job?

What qualifications do our MPs need for their job?

First published in Readers' Letters

I NOTE that Labour politicians have decided that teachers should be examined frequently to see if they are still up to their job.

This proposal comes from possibly the least qualified group of people i.e. politicians, around.

What exams, tests, etc etc. do you need to take, and pass, to be an MP ?

Answer, none, you just have to get enough people to vote for you and you are in.

No exams, tests, etc. Now you can waffle and pontificate to your heart’s content about things that you know very little, if anything, about.

Funny, (but very well paid, with great perks) old world ain’t it.

A CAWS, Aldermoor, Southampton.

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7:28pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Linesman says...

Personally, I would not vote for anyone if I did not know something about their background and experience.

Not everyone who had the benefit of a University education has gone on to success, but there are a number of people who left school with no qualifications who have been a success.

I think it reasonable that a teacher's effectiveness and ability is regularly reviewed, but when it is carried out, the quality of the children that they are teaching should be taken into consideration, and also the facilities that the education authority that they work for, provides.
Personally, I would not vote for anyone if I did not know something about their background and experience. Not everyone who had the benefit of a University education has gone on to success, but there are a number of people who left school with no qualifications who have been a success. I think it reasonable that a teacher's effectiveness and ability is regularly reviewed, but when it is carried out, the quality of the children that they are teaching should be taken into consideration, and also the facilities that the education authority that they work for, provides. Linesman
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