Tuesday 28 March 2017

Now is the time to talk about how we manage a recovery

Michael Martin’s warning that the Government is “trying to buy the election” means the auction is now well and truly advanced
Michael Martin’s warning that the Government is “trying to buy the election” means the auction is now well and truly advanced
John Downing

John Downing

Accusing politicians of "playing politics" is a time-wasting carry-on. What else are they supposed to play? They're politicians.

All right, we know the term "playing politics" usually involves a politician or party allegedly using a topic in the public discourse mainly or solely for their own gain. But that should, more accurately, be called "bad politics".

Because, let's be honest, politicians play politics all day and every day. The ones who are good at it persist, and they persist because we choose that they should. That tour of the bloody obvious department is of use as we head into a new week which will definitely shape all our futures, perhaps for the next decade.

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