The year in politics

By Jane Clifton In Politics

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20th December, 2012
The year 2012 will go down in the history books – although possibly not – as one in which, all of a sudden, nothing happened. It has been a hurry-up-and- wait sort of year, in which it seems a thousand political tyres got stuck spinning in mud. The partial sale of state energy companies has been the classic. We have spent all year watching them elaborately not happen. It’s not that they’re not happening, they’re just not happening yet, in ever more complicated states of inertia. ...

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