15 June 2014

#118 Politicians

On the other side of the room Widmerpool had been talking for some little time to Roddy Cutts. The two had gravitated together in response to that law of nature which rules that the whole confraternity of politicians prefers to operate within the closed circle of its own initiates, rather than waste time with outsiders; differences of party or opinion having little or no bearing on this preference.

Anthony Powell; Books Do Furnish A Room
Contributed by Bruce Fleming