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Must politicians think they are right?

Media pressure forces politicians to make rapid decisions on complex questions

Harold Macmillan understood that politicians couldn't anticipate every event. © Vivienne (Florence Mellish Entwistle) (Active 1940, died 1982)

In this age of instant media, politicians are expected to do and be many intrinsically implausible things. One is that they have to appear, when questioned on an issue of the day, to be fully informed about the matter and already in possession of a policy to deal with it. They have to…

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