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The political crisis: a success of British democracy

By David Goodhart  

According to Jack Kennedy, the greatest gift a politician can possess is the gift of being forgiven. Barack Obama appears to enjoy a plentiful supply of that gift, as he quietly drops one election pledge after another with barely a murmur of protest. For British parliamentarians forgiveness is in short supply. But contrary to much of the gloomy commentary that has accompanied the expenses scandal of the past few weeks, and the seeming implosion of Gordon…

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