Sunday, October 16, 2016

Quote of the day 16th October 2016

"Politics is not a 'normal' job.

It is a competition for power pursued by people who are often powerless; a race for voters' affections by people who are invariably held in contempt by them; a clash of high ideals steeped in petty rivalries; a vocation devoted to shaping the future, conducted in an out-of-date setting; a game of teamwork populated by fragile egos and loners; a profession that requires calm, considered judgement, composed of individuals who are strung out and exhausted; a trade that relies on the semblance of normality, conducted according to the most peculiar traditions in the land."

(Nick Clegg, in his book "Politics: between the extremes")

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