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Why I’m getting saucy messages from John McDonnell, Jo Swinson and James Cleverly

As voters become increasingly inured to repeated e-mails from political parties, flirtatious subject lines have become a popular way to get more clicks—whatever the cost to our hearts

By Marie Le Conte  

My name is Marie Le Conte and until recently, I thought I had a problem. I am a political journalist and retain a respectful amount of distance between my personal life and the politicians I write about, but the emails they were sending me told a different story.

I could not remember doing anything untoward on the evening of the 29th of October, yet the…

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