Martin Vander Weyer Martin Vander Weyer

Trump shows 2016 is the year of the clown – which is good news for Ed Balls

‘I have a horrible feeling he has enough gimmicks to be the wild card… I mean, he could go on to win it.’ We’re just beginning to come to turns with the dangerous tendency of today’s voters to reject the conventional and competent in favour of unqualified, undignified, unlovable candidates who conduct themselves like showmen and clowns. I speak of course of former Labour shadow chancellor Ed Balls on Strictly, and I quote from waspish judge Craig Revel Horwood.

This is an extract from Martin Vander Weyer’s ‘Any Other Business‘, which first appeared in this week’s Spectator magazine

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