Very different political futures

Feb 20, 2018 | Politics

Veterans of the ‘80s may remember a couple of TV series predicting very different political futures. In ‘A Very British Coup’, a radical left-wing government, with nationalisation and nuclear disarmament on its agenda, wins a landslide victory. ‘House of Cards’ (the Brit original) is the story of a slimy, manipulative Tory politician who rises above weaker colleagues to become PM. Both ideas so very far fetched, what were they thinking?

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