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What attracts politicians to sport metaphors?

Ed Miliband this week revealed his favourite book is The Blind Side - an American Football coaching manual. He claims the "blind side" - an undervalued position in the sport - is a metaphor for the failures of capitalism. Charlie Wolf and Times columnist Matthew Parris discuss the effectiveness of sporting language in politics.

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