Taking the Party out of Politics
Taking the Party out of Politics - Episode 16
Ministers have a lot of power, in a focused area, and can really affect our lives.
Ministers are Political Party creatures.
Ministers are mostly from 'safe seats', which means that they are actually 'selected' by the active members of their constituency Political Party.
Ministers (and most politicians) are from a particular 'class' of people, who are all able to cope with the hassle, the pressure, and with being part of the machinery of a Political Party.
The Media spotlight often pressures politicians to be perfect and consistent, rather than to think afresh if the situation changes, or to admit to an honest mistake.
Ministers have an average tenure of just 18 months. This is their chance. They're in a hurry!