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Should politicians have to retire at 70?

 

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Originally posted by Teddy Eagle


Should politicians have to retire at 70?

Why wouldn't they want to.
They wont be one 160 a week.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 30 Sep 19 7.51am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

I've said this before MPs do not have a written job description or a contract unlike the rest of us.

I don't believe there should be a mandatory retirement age most companies are abolishing this anyway. However I do think they should have a contract that the voters can then measure and hold them to account.

In the last year of his parliamentary career it was suggested that George Osbourne had not visited his constituency or personally held a surgery. Labour had started a conversation on investigating him but he then resigned.

If any of this was true it's disgraceful.

I don't care how old you are but are you up for the job, how can we measure that if they have no terms of employment.

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I’m not saying fill the HoC with teenagers but Dennis Skinner is 87.

 

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Originally posted by Badger11

In the last year of his parliamentary career it was suggested that George Osborne had not visited his constituency or personally held a surgery.

Your use of the word "personally" implies that surgeries were held but that it was his staff who held them - and presumably reported back to him as necessary.

I don't see anything wrong with that for an MP with such a demanding role in Government

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 30 Sep 19 8.43am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

Your use of the word "personally" implies that surgeries were held but that it was his staff who held them - and presumably reported back to him as necessary.

I don't see anything wrong with that for an MP with such a demanding role in Government

Correct but that combined with his non appearance if true is not a good look.

 


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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 30 Sep 19 9.44am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Correct but that combined with his non appearance if true is not a good look.

It seems that MPs should behave according to the gospel of Saint Edmund Burke and I doubt whether MPs held many surgeries back in his day as most of them didn't have enough constituents to make it worth while

 

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Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

It seems that MPs should behave according to the gospel of Saint Edmund Burke and I doubt whether MPs held many surgeries back in his day as most of them didn't have enough constituents to make it worth while

Voting was in public and confined to male 40s freeholders (previously the limit to be Knights of the shire). Only Anglicans could hold office, although others would have had voting rights by Burke's death.

 


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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 30 Sep 19 6.03pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

Why wouldn't they want to.
They wont be one 160 a week.

Some people actually like to work beyond retirement age.

The level of their income from the parliamentary pension scheme will relate to how long they have served as an MP ie to how long they have been in that scheme. The likes of D Skinner will be entitled to a relatively large pension whereas an MP who has only served a year or two won't get much at all.

 


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Originally posted by YT

Some people actually like to work beyond retirement age.

The level of their income from the parliamentary pension scheme will relate to how long they have served as an MP ie to how long they have been in that scheme. The likes of D Skinner will be entitled to a relatively large pension whereas an MP who has only served a year or two won't get much at all.

Not so much a question of their willingness as diminishing levels of competence. There were reports that both Harold Wilson and Ronald Reagan weren’t in an ideal state during their time in office.

 

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Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

Not so much a question of their willingness as diminishing levels of competence. There were reports that both Harold Wilson and Ronald Reagan weren’t in an ideal state during their time in office.

Diminishing competence at age 70. Like Roy Hodgson, for example. Or Sir David Attenborough (etc etc).

 


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Originally posted by YT

Diminishing competence at age 70. Like Roy Hodgson, for example. Or Sir David Attenborough (etc etc).

A football manager and someone who narrates nature films. They’re not deciding the nation’s future are they?


 

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