“I believe that when we leave political life we become ordinary citizens again and nothing more. We have no right…to vote ourselves into any different positions than the ordinary citizen we become after we leave this Parliament. You have no more right to extend gold passes for life than you have to extend the life of members individually, and of Parliament itself…Members of Parliament hold only a power of attorney for the period for which they are elected and any violation of those principles is a violation of the fundamental right of the people.”
—Arnold Wienholt quoted in ‘The Eccentric Mr Wienholt’ by Rosamond Siemon
What are your thoughts?