A new book - I want to make a difference, but I don't like politics - claims business people are not engaged with politics and public life.
It's true, they think it's a waste of time and the culture of politics and the public sector runs contrary to a "can-do" business ethos.
I'd go further and argue that when you make choices in life you follow the people that are like you and that you like being with. I think I'm pretty normal and while I've tinkered with political activity from time to time, I find most political people to be odd. Some of the real creeps I've met in my life have got wrapped up in political parties of all colours. It's just not for me.
The author of the book is John Redwood MP, by the way.