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Politics here are just like a tacky carousel

The party leaders' television debate took me back many years and reminded me of a carousel that, on a yearly basis, would visit the small village where we simple people lived.

The paint was peeling off the rides, the animals were knackered, the brassy ladies' costumes were tawdry, but, year after year, we simple folk lapped it up and the reason that we did was because the posters heralding the carousel's arrival were bright, glossy and full of promise, when in fact the carousel was empty, facile and bromidic and, on May 5, would move on and leave us sad and disappointed.



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