A short while back Bob Clarkson effectively admitted to having no idea what he was doing in Parliament. Now he’s thinking of standing again – for no other reason than to continue his personal feud with Winston Peters. MPs like Clarkson and fellow no-hopers like Mark Blumsky and Brian Connell demean the parliamentary process. One likes to think people stand for Parliament because they have some ideas about to improve our world. Sadly not in the case of Clarkson et al. Getting a parliamentary seat and keeping it until bored is the highest ambition they have. Matching Muldoon’s ‘no worse off than I found it’ aspiration is good enough for us, thanks very much. Parliament to Clarkson has been a hobby, a way of filling in a few years before drawing a pension. How depressing that New Zealand now flirts with returning to a government of such vision-less individuals.