Friday 19 January 2018

Politicians eye rivals nervously and wait for opponents to drop the ball

The current crop of controversies dominating our political agenda do not enthuse those barely engaged voters
The current crop of controversies dominating our political agenda do not enthuse those barely engaged voters
John Downing

John Downing

The past month's sports fixtures have been dominated by county football finals.

These are often grim, low-scoring affairs played out between old neighbours and adversaries, who know each other only too well and thus compete against one another to the last ounce.

The games frequently turn on an error made by one or other side which allows the victor in for a goal, or, in very exceptional circumstances, a second.

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