WITH the general election not far away, it made me think about how we select our government.
If we wish to employ a doctor, lawyer, plumber, architect, bus driver and so on, we check they have the suitable qualifications for the job - that they have been trained and passed the relevant exams and are the right person for the role.
What qualifications do you need to be a politician or even an MP? None.
Maybe this is in part why the country is in a poor state: It is run by amateurs.
NEIL GOODMAN Lowick Road