Comments on: What the election campaign says about Germans Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 By: BJC Tue, 08 Sep 2009 16:44:45 +0000 I think that there may be the need for such securitization by the media within the British political system. In Britain there seems to be an inherent divide between the political establishment and the electorate, a gap which the media bridges. It is my opinion that this standoffishness is a relic from the aristocracy and the way that the British parliament developed. There is snobbishness a feel of a right to govern, especially by the conservatives that draws from the upper echelons of British society, and is only emphasized by resent scandals such as that of the expenses scandal. The intense scrutiny by the media can only be good as it keep the politicians honest, although it must be said that it should done professionally and with an eye to relevance; I don’t particularly care about the intimate details of a politicians life. Note just for reference for any British readers I am a scot.