A Welsh Assembly Member called Jane Davidson has suggested that 20 of the 60 seats in the Senedd should be reserved for non politicians (celebrities, pop stars, business people) who could serve for a short time and then return to their day jobs. What a great idea. Why not just abolish elections and politicians and have done with it? I've heard some idiotic ideas in my time, but this takes the biscuit. Read the details HERE.
We really need to be more confident about our politics and our political system. You cannot improve it by introducing gimmicks. Democracy will only be strengthened when good people come forward to serve it. And if they aren't willing to give up four years to do so, then they clearly have other priorities. That's not to say such people can't contribute to the process at all - but we cannot simply hand over our legislatures to people who can't be arsed to put themselves forward for election.