It sounds like things in England are the same as the U.S. (Colonies for our English friends.) Too many in the political class never have had to make a quota, meet a budget or interact with everyday working people.
Harry Truman, who many consider a great President, ran a clothing store that went bankrupt. He started back up, paid all of creditors, and went on to lead us through the end of war. Imagine a politician with that kind of integrity today.
White Knight I unfortunately have to agree with you. The year 2015 is going to be a very interesting year.