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I am quitting as an MP—to spend more time on real politics

Parliament is stuck in limbo, where posturing and game-playing eclipses achievement

By Justine Greening   December 2019

Eton: locking in privilege—locking the Tories out of the opportunity debate. Photo: Shutterstock

I never had a major life mission to become an MP. The Game of Thrones politicos, who seemed to be the face of student politics at university, only put me off further. I was drawn in later, when I came to appreciate a very different sort of politics—focused not on politicking for its own sake but achieving change that actually helps people on the ground.

Sadly, our parliament seems destined to stay stuck in Brexit…

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