Jane Clifton: who’s the boss?

By Jane Clifton In Politics

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Cooking, singing, gardening, ballroom dancing, fixing up dilapidated houses … and now battling for leadership of down-at-heel political parties. Our appetite for reality TV, barely evolved from lions-versus-Christians, is truly insatiable. Until Labour staged its month-long audition for the top job, the new leadership selection process looked like a recipe for voter eradication. A sort of Spray-and-Walk-Away, on an endless loop. Traditional wisdom was that takeovers should be nasty, brutish and, above all, short. The idea of putting your three top talents out there for weeks on end to, however ...

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