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The backstabbing brutality of Game of Thrones has taken over politics | Kevin McKenna

Politics is a more visceral and primitive thing – The West Wing was a much better influence

There are few situations more superficial and contrived than when a politician insists on borrowing themes from the realm of popular television and drama.

Donald Trump tried it on with Game of Thrones last week on his Twitter account and was immediately rebuked by the makers of the show. During this year’s autumn party conference season I expect around a dozen references to Game of Thrones. We are transfixed by its graphic violence and scholars sagely agree that this is an accurate depiction of life in medieval England. It’s lucky that we have become much more civilised, isn’t it?

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