I listened to the radio adaptation of “The House of Cards” by Michael Dobbs in the car last week. Great fun. Knock-about politics, dirty scheming and total suspension of disbelief. After all, the politicos don’t really behave like that, do they?
The Richard III based Francis Urquhart character eating his way to the leadership of the Conservative Party through blackmail, black politics and even murder. A reflection of the time it was written, in the aftermath of Thatcher, but then you do begin to wonder.
All this stuff about whether David Cameron did or did not take drugs. Life imitating art? You might say so, I couldn’t possibly comment.