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Pointless Party Politics

A coalition government has been formed in Poland. Well, not really. At the last moment someone pulled out so the coalition is still in a minority. It’s just that now it has lost every last shred and tatter of repsectability. Here’s the BBC on the subject. How the writer refrained from adding the words “by reality” after “deterred” is a mystery to deep for me to fathom:

At the last moment a small farmers’ party pulled out, leaving the government still 13 seats short of a majority. But Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the governing Law and Justice party, was undeterred.

The article continues: “He [Kaczynski] said the coalition was the basis for a stable government for the next four years.” Of course, what Kaczynski meant to say was it was a way of splitting a rival political party (the LPR) in two. I can’t say I’m sorry to see the LPR divided and conquered but shouldn’t there be more to national politics than annihilating the opposition?

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