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Know your enemy : Kamikaze politicians, environmental organisations, greedy pigs, celebrity prats and the penultimate enemy.

June 21, 2014

Pointman's

Before the final and to my mind the most important article in this series, I thought I’d roll up the remaining parties into one piece, since most of them I’ve already covered in some depth in other articles, the appropriate links to which you’ll find at the bottom of this page.

The Kamikaze politician is a rare bird in grown up politics. They’re someone who keeps on pushing a deeply unpopular policy they’re emotionally committed to, which stands absolutely no chance of ever becoming popular with an electorate, at the ultimate expense of their career. Because of such poor political judgement, they only very rarely become leaders of major parties but more usually they’re extremely successful leaders who’ve allowed the consequent adulation to go to their head and have therefore lost touch with their natural constituency. It’s a career disaster caused by arrogant pride. Julia Gillard with her carbon tax was an example…

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