– Guy Aitchison is a contributing editor at openDemocracy and writes regularly for its UK blog, OurKingdom –
-Jill Kirby is author of “The Reality Gap” and director of the Centre for Policy Studies. The opinions expressed are her own. –
— Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own —
“All political careers end in failure,” the late British Conservative Enoch Powell famously said. And perhaps all political cycles end in scandal.