James links to a suggestion that politicians should be forced to read - and understand - any legislation they sign.
What an excellent idea!
I guess there's the minor problem that, were this rule to be applied more widely, you'd probably need to test all citizens before they're allowed to vote. Not something I'd relish. The cleverer someone is, the more ridiculous their political beliefs usually turn out to be. (You, dear readers, do not count, of course).
I wonder if there is any way to achieve this directly?
I suppose one could encourage the media to ask questions about bills politicians have voted for in an attempt to ridicule them.
Another option, I guess, would be to find a way to encourage bill drafters to include little nuggets that, left unamended, would make something bad happen to an MP.
But there must be some more creative ideas :-)