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Published on 18/12/16

Our latest blog post is now available on the Cambridge News website, entitled 'Honesty is ALWAYS the best policy'. To read the full blog post, please click on the link below.

Honesty is ALWAYS the best policy
"I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here" - I must confess that I am not an avid viewer of this TV series, yet the guest list is difficult to ignore when a headline participant is MP Nadine Dorries. So a politician is now a celebrity. In an age transformed by multimedia is there some merit in a politician seeking to connect with the wider public through a popular reality show, given polling records demonstrate a worrying lack of political engagement?

"Certainly this is Ms Dorries' justification for her briefer than expected sojourn in the jungle. I am confident that the viewers of this programme will now easily be able to identify Ms Dorries on the back benches, which is not the case with the vast majority of our MPs. But are they any the wiser about her political convictions?" More...