British Politicians Think They’re Hugh Grant in Love Actually

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As part of a greater censure about image-centric British leaders, member of Parliament Douglas Carswell pointed to one insidious influence among his peers: I think they’ve just watched Richard Curtis’s Love Actually, and think it’s a manual for how to govern the country.” It’s the objective of every romantic-comedy writer to deeply effect policy change, and look! Sway has been achieved. It's a victory for the arts today, and also a victory for shimmying in executive hallways.