Saturday Play – Crazy ideas for political reform

Picture of "A Hat full of Sky" with a piece of paper on top saying "deal with things"A thought I had recently: I think that every politician in the UK should be made to sit down and read The Wee Free Men and A Hat Full of Sky.

Firstly, it would give them all something nice in common that they could talk about in coffee breaks, which I’m sure is a key part of successfully working together.

Secondly, and more importantly, if they could take on some of Tiffany’s characteristics – getting on and dealing with things, learning to care about people even the people who don’t say thank you and can’t give you anything in return and may never say thank you and don’t seem very deserving, and taking responsibility when things are wrong even though you didn’t have anything to do with it in the first place – wouldn’t that make the world a better place?

Other crazy ideas … make MPs swap houses and jobs with people in their constituencies for one week in every month (different people) … make them all listen to folk music to see what happens … make them all teach in state secondary schools for 2 week periods (not really long enough to screw the kids up; long enough for them to get an idea of what it’s actually like and how damn HARD it is).

Do you have a crazy idea for changing the world?

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2 Responses to Saturday Play – Crazy ideas for political reform

  1. herndonjw says:

    Not one that is ready to be articulated. Yours sounds good, though! And I may not have a crazy world-changing idea, but I do have two new books to add to my “to read” list. Thanks!

  2. You’re welcome! They really are great books – there are 4 out now about Tiffany, starting with the 2 I mentioned in this post, 3rd is Wintersmith (which I’m re-reading at the moment) and the 4th which came out recently is called “I shall wear midnight”. Have you read any Terry Pratchett before? Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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