This much I know: Paddy Ashdown (from The Observer)

Politics has become less a calling and more a profession. People go into it straight from school. This means they are so desperate to hang on in there they’ll do anything.

This much I know: Paddy Ashdown, politician and diplomat, 68, Somerset | Life and style | The Observer

Paddy speaks a lot of sense in this article. I’ve been represented by an MP like this, although it is not true of Kevin Barron. I don’t know anything of the biographies of my councillors or town councillors though.

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