You may link to my blog but if you want to copy my article to your own blog, please give the following credit: From "Ampers' Rants" at Thank you.

I have been over zealous with political comment lately so have now accepted the offer to assemble and write for two blogs on the WatchingUK website. The "Good News" blog is for items where we have benefited from the Brexit referendum vote and the "Bad News" blog is where others have tried to damage our chances of leaving the EU.

If you like what you see, why not subscribe to the blog? You can follow Ampers' Rants by adding your email address in the box below (right) Notifications are also shown in my Twitter account: AmpersUK.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Politics explained in one easy lesson

... or rather, this saying by John Cleese which I found on Twitter probably explains why (a) politicians are so useless, and (b) why they really think they are doing a great job.


"To know how good you are at something requires the same skills as it does to be good at that thing.

Which means if you're absolutely hopeless at something you lack exactly the skills you need to know you're absolutely hopeless at it.

And this is a profound discovery, that most people who have absolutely no idea what they're doing have absolutely no idea that they have absolutely no idea what they're doing."

No comments: