British politics is being destroyed by a total lack of shame

As ever, the first victims are those least able to defend themselves. 

Shame is one of the most underrated forces binding together and protecting our political norms. Take the case of Amber Rudd, in what may turn out to be the last time someone resigns after doing something wrong: Downing Street wanted to keep her in post, but she thought, rightly, that having misled the home affairs select committee, she had to go. Compare that with Esther McVey, whose offence was in every measurable sense worse, but is still in the cabinet.

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source: New Statesman

2018-11-08 17:39
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