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The Tzu Rule and other iron laws that always apply – until they don’t | Andrew Rawnsley

Everyone has lessons to learn from the general election. The tricky bit is picking the right ones

It is seven and a bit weeks since the election and journalists are still being asked why we didn’t see the result coming. It is a fair cop, to which there is no real defence; only a plea of mitigation. It wasn’t just us. Virtually no one saw it coming. The politicians, especially the politicians, didn’t see it coming either. Their crystal balls were completely cracked.

On 8 June, I spent some of the waiting hours before 10pm ringing round candidates of different …read more

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