I take everything they say with a pinch of salt!
didn't one admit to heavy use of cocaine for years when was working as a journalist, that's hard drugs and must leave people with after effects for many years and change your perception of the world?
we need sensible well-balanced, wise people in politics, people that aren't all about self gratification.
I was listening to house of lords the other week, it was really refreshing as they expressed themselves well and seemed passionate about their causes, was more about philanthropy than business. Which is why it's dangerous selling peerages - at least when they're inherited you get a real cross section of people involved in decisions rather than those that might be blinkered by mixing purely with high earners.