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Big ideas of 2015: the management of disappointments

Who'd want to be a politician now?

George Osborne has won trust by moving to the centre ground © PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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Who’d want to be a politician now? This is a tough time to run a government in a western democracy. Politics in the coming year amounts to the management of disappointments. Some of that task is the result of austerity, recession, and the attempt to pay down deficits. It isn’t new that many of…

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