‘Britain’s Political Establishment Is Utterly Out Of Touch With Electorate’ – Ex-Civil Service Chief – 5 March 2015

RT logoThe vast majority of British politicians have no conception of what life is like for a person dependent on state benefits, Britain’s ex-Civil Service chief warns.

British politicians who send their children to fee-paying schools and enjoy the luxury of private health care are utterly out of touch with the life led by those who rely on welfare, Lord Gus O’Donnell said on Thursday.

In an impassioned assault on Britain’s political establishment, O’Donnell said the UK’s political landscape is saturated with politicians “who just don’t get it.”

O’Donnell waged his attack during an interview with the Global Government Forum, an online platform for senior government figures.

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