December 8, 2008
Would a bit of focused team building help at the House of Commons?
The House of Commons
The Houses of Parliament have seen some pretty fierce confrontations over the years, and the ongoing debacle over the recent police raid of the offices of Tory MP Damian Green, hasn’t done much to breed a sense of community among MPs.
Accusations of “concealment, duplicity, whitewash and cover-up” have been levied and while some MPs are talking of farce, others see it as a particularly “sorry state of affairs.” The speaker has even had to intervene to remind MPs that they should use “moderate language”.
With the divisions and accusations flying within the major parties as well as between them, perhaps some time spent looking at longer term objectives might help, and how – using the various contributions and skills within their “team” – they might be able to resolve the situation sooner rather than later.