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Response to Denzil_DC (Reply #55)

Wed May 11, 2016, 03:38 PM

68. Theory vs practice....

It might not be intended in theory to be a system with a confrontational opposition as we get in Westminster or Washington, but the political culture in both of those places evolved in that way, in spite of all the intentions to the contrary because politicians such as Charles James Fox (who pretty much created the position of leader of the opposition) and Andrew Jackson found that approach to work for them.

And it's not like the SNP are innocent when it comes to polarising politics. The way that Scottish politics is lurching into sectarianism at present is very worrying.

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