Backroom: Government's moans about media are a double-edged sword

A deal on the promissory notes and the apology to the women of the Magdalen Laundries have removed the sense of drift which had settled around the government.

24th February, 2013

The quick succession of a big deal on the promissory notes and a widely welcomed - albeit belated - apology to the women of the Magdalen Laundries have removed the unmistakable sense of drift which had settled around the government in recent months.

There was a sense that the coalition was increasingly unable to show the public that it was shaping events or in touch with the views of the people it was elected to...

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