Conservative leader David Cameron says character and judgement are more important than experience. But experience teaches me that you build character and judgement through experience. Perhaps David thinks that you can’t change one’s essential character and judgement, which if so is a bit pessimistic for my liking (not to mention contrary to my experience).
I also see on the front of the Daily Mail today an article critical of the head of the Met for employing a friend. Oh come on, if you’re a serious member of the ‘Establishment’ you must at one point in time have employed a mate. Please even I’ve done that, probably the only properly posh thing I’ve done come to think of it. The trick of course is to get away with it, in a good way I hasten to add. Bank on me? I will, thanks.