A brief and probably, random thought – shouldn’t an incoming progressive government make it illegal for MP’s themselves to use either private healthcare or private education?
Initially at least, I cannot see much wrong with that – provided that we get such a government…
That would have the effect of encouraging those who wanted to run down state provision to have to use it in its ‘running down’ state – and so perhaps desist with the idea – or even just get out of politics altogether.
After all politics is how we run stuff.
If politicians choose to opt out of the stuff they themselves run, shouldn’t they (as Princess Anne, I think, once put it) just naff off.
It is actually quite remarkable that we permit politicians to run things that they themselves seem to have no respect for.