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Is the political elite out of touch?


Have our political leaders - the so-called political elite - lost touch with us, the voters? Former cabinet ministers Jack Straw and Michael Portillo examine the standing of politicians following a week in which "dinners for donors", "pasty-gate", a run on fuel and Respect's by-election victory have been at the centre of national debate.

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