An emotional roller coaster of madness is about to begin. We will have five months of this and then perhaps another month of the groundhog day of metro horse trading, though with the novelty of it at national level and where the stakes are rather higher. 

We will contend yet with a wave of fake news, and campaigning (and policymaking) divorced from reality. Much of this doesn’t matter and is the usual rhetoric of overclaiming — for instance, not lasting jobs created but job opportunities whereby someone waves a flag for a day and a different person the next day, and this is counted as two jobs. ..

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