An excellent blog post here by Rory Stuart MP :

Rory Stuary MP, Fixing DemocracyTeacher: “What does your father do, little Billy?”
“He plays the piano in an opium den”.
Teacher calls home.
Father: “I lied: but how can you tell an eight year old boy that his father is a politician?”

In polls, more than eighty per cent of the public feel ‘politics is broken’. When strangers discover I’m a politician they often look at me as though they are unsure whether I am a snake or a monkey… READ MORE

Fixing Democracy by Rory Stuart MP