In Defence of Politicians: In Spite of Themselves

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The political class has never been popular. Shakespeare wrote of 'scurvy politicians', while their shortcomings have been a staple of satire over the centuries, from Swift and Hogarth to Spitting Image and Steve Bell. And in recent years the political class has given its opponents plenty of ammunition, with 'cash for questions', Tony Blair accused of misleading the public over Iraq, and then the expenses scandal producing anger and criticism on a hitherto unknown scale. We may have a low opinion of politicians but we can't ...

In Defence of Politicians: In Spite of Themselves 2011, Biteback Publishing, London

ISBN-13: 9781849540377

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