Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Importance of being.... A Wonk! has published its list of the top fifty most influential openly LGB (lesbian, gay and bisexual) people in British politics: First place is not Deputy Chief Whip Nick Brown (He is No 2), or No 3 Peter Mandelson (open??? well outed by the media maybe).
In first place is a man called Spencer Livermore, someone few may have heard of. He is, however, Director of Political Strategy at No 10. I find it very interesting that a strategist, special advisor, is deemed more important that those who are supposed to actually design and set policy: perhaps a sign of the times and our politics. The worry is if the advisor has more power and influence than those we elect, all we are actually doing when voting is electing the person that selects whose advice to take. I guess that getting the right advice is important, and no MP in any position, can have expertise over everything but it makes you wonder who really has the power?

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