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What a mess!

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First a cabinet minister apologises for suggesting the Grenfell Tower fire victims did not use ‘common sense’. Another senior minister then quits over claims he misled the public over what he knew about a former aide’s role in the alleged sabotage of a rape trial. Meanwhile, the deputy leader of the opposition walks out, several election candidates either quit or are ousted before they’ve even got going – and one appears to compare celebrating the death of Tony Blair with the cheers that met the death of Hitler. However academics warn against over-analysing day-to-day events. Professor of Politics, Professor Philip Cowley said: “Most stuff that happens in a campaign doesn’t matter – and most campaigns don’t matter, much.”
PDF available on request: The Observer
Also featured in: The Guardian