Friday, 13 October 2017

The pernicious effect on politics of the WhatsApp mentality 

The pernicious effect on politics of the WhatsApp mentality
... Plotting, of course, is nothing new — to be in politics is to be in a gang. Patronage comes from who, not what, you know. Given that few elected representatives wish to spend their careers hectoring from the fringes, groupings of like-minded ambitious individuals naturally form. Fraternal dining clubs have been a part of British politics for decades; the Kennington Tandoori restaurant in south London is one infamous location where MPs regularly meet to sink legislation over a tikka masala.  ... 

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