So workshy are the occupants of the House of Commons, not one was found to have helped constituents, fostered world peace or even paid attention during PMQs. That is not to say Ministers are idle during their term in office; they work tirelessly securing Directorships and tax breaks for special interest groups. With many MPs now citing a lobbyist as their ‘next of kin’.
As the General Election looms, politicians of all persuasions have made it clear that they intend to honour their commitment to take the money and run. Said one: ‘Thanks to all the bribes, I’m in the same wage bracket as supermodels and premiership footballers, but I do have the legs for it’.