All politics is a circus

The hard left couldn’t believe Dirty Politics didn’t work.

They failed to understand that the public think that all politicians are dodgy and just by catching out one side doesn’t mean the other is worthy of a “vote positive”.

It is the same story in the United Kingdom.

Those voters who are most attracted to Ukip’s anti-Establishment message, who hate the mainstream media and its closeness to the political elite, who want to protest about immigration and political correctness, who hate the downsides of globalisation, who want to shock the system, are not likely to be put off by rows in the media and resigning candidates. They think all politics is a circus. So what if Ukip is shown to have its own share of clowns?

The problem with dirty politics is that it was terribly beltway, stirred up by media, but totally and utterly focussed on legitimate political strategies.

If you show me a politician who says that their party doesn’t play dirty politics, then I’ll show you a liar.

Politics is a grubby business, so what.

The sanctimony and hypocrisy of some will be revealed in due course.

You will find that those who crowed the loudest over dirty politics were deeply involved in their own dirty politics.

 

– The Telegraph

 


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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