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Grow up, Laura Pidcock: We need collaborative politics

Keep your friends close—and your enemies closer

By Charlotte Gill  

Photo: Ik Aldama/DPA/PA Images

Labour MP Laura Pidcock managed to hijack headlines last week after making unflattering comments about the Conservatives. Speaking to Labour blog Skwawkbox (one has to start somewhere) she said that she would never “hang out” with Tory politicians, adding that: “The idea that they’re not the enemy is simply delusional when you see the effect they have on people.”

These sorts of insults are exactly what British politics does not need at the moment. It is more polarised than it has…

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