Andrey (azangru) wrote,

I’ve been following the Tory leadership contest over the last couple of weeks, and after watching a couple of televised debates (which aren’t really "debates" at all, but rather a series of answers to the questions asked by the host or the audience) gradually became sympathetic of Rory Stewart. He was the only candidate who came across as sincere, realistic and intellectual. Then, after a number of rounds of voting, he was eliminated from the race. And now Youtube suggested to me his parliamentary debate with Jacob Rees-Mogg about human rights:

This is what I once imagined politicians to be doing, namely to be having learned arguments about legal or economical matters. It stands in sharp contrast with most other instances I heard politicians speak.

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