A couple of good quotes about our glorious leaders from recent articles.

First, from Stewart Lee’s excellent recent Guardian article about the film industry and how to make art and media successful:

Good artists do what they believe in and don’t merely court public approval. In these respects they are the opposite of politicians. Zing!

Second, Simon Hoggart, in today’s Guardian, has an article which both starts well:

Over in the Lords they were debating whether to cap the income of poor people. In the Commons, the government was explaining why it wouldn’t cap the income of rich people. We’re all in this together!

And ends well:

Over in the Lords, they were having a quiet, moderate, thoughtful debate about the cap, largely based on experiences of real life. So it would never have worked in the Commons.

Zing! Some light relief, because it’s all too depressing otherwise.

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24 Jan 2012 at Twitter

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