All the same, the main finding of the Big Question survey published in last week’s Accountancy Age – that more than one in ten FDs will not be bothering to vote in the election – seemed rather sad. ‘Why should I waste my time?’ said a typical non-voting respondent.
There is nothing unusual about such attitudes in today’s society, where expectations are high and people quick to blame and look for scapegoats.
But those FDs who want to wash their hands of responsibility for the way the country is run will do nothing for reputation of accountants, and will be of little help to their fellow citizens.
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