Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bob Ainsworth is an exception to the trend towards ministers coming from a conveyor belt from Oxbridge through to the corridors of power



a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_eYYOIBdveaY/SmCzG3NYpEI/AAAAAAAABE8/2BlkTAtMvCU/s1600-h/bob-a.jpeg"img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 85px; height: 112px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_eYYOIBdveaY/SmCzG3NYpEI/AAAAAAAABE8/2BlkTAtMvCU/s320/bob-a.jpeg" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5359480487051568194" border="0" //abr /br /a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jul/16/politics-social-class-westminster" This article on Comment Is Free /a highlights that Bob Ainsworth is one of the few Cabinet ministers who seem not to have gone on the conveyor belt from Oxbridge, through being a special adviser, into politics. He was a former car worker and a local councillor before he became an MP. This will have given him a wider range of experience than some younger 'career politicians'. This is good as, surely, in a democracy those in elected office should come from humble backgrounds as well as advantaged ones. Any citizen interested and active in politics should be able to get involved and - if the pieces fall into place - enter the Cabinet.div class="blogger-post-footer"img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/38622711-3150915996656354075?l=vinospoliticalblog.blogspot.com'//div

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