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=""img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 85px; height: 112px;" src="" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5359480487051568194" border="0" //abr /br /a href="" 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=''//div

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