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The power of political tears

Are politicians who cry openly ever being sincere?

By Thomas Dixon  

Winston Churchill was prone to the odd weep

The art of political weeping is becoming a fixture of British politics. Just last week on BBC’s Question Time a woman who had voted for David Cameron’s Conservative Party in the General Election in May, Michelle Dorrell, wept angrily while denouncing the government’s broken promise not to cut tax credits. This emotional moment was seized on by Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, as proof that the government’s claim to peddle a more compassionate brand of…

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