And the winner is…

And the winner is...

One can only speculate how the leaders of the two parties making up the coalition government are feeling today in the light of the European Election results they received over the bank holiday weekend. I suspect that the Prime Minister is the happier of the two, though I imagine Trollope would have felt more acutely the suffering of his Liberal Democrat Deputy. Nick Clegg is, after all, the nominal successor to the fictional Planteganet Palliser as head of the Liberal Party in office, though he has not quite achieved the top role. However, there is little doubt that the pain endured by the thin-skinned Palliser in The Prime Minister would have been all the greater had he been forced to undergo the media scrutiny that today’s politicians face.

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May 27, 2014 · 7:25 am

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