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Clutha Leader - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

For two years and nine months of ev­ery po­lit­i­cal term, the go­ings-on at the Bee­hive aren’t a hot topic around the lean­ers at the lo­cal pub.

Un­less there’s some kind of scan­dalous pol­icy like the Fart Tax that gets the farm­ers up in arms (you should have heard the lan­guage!), politi­cians are pretty much re­garded as a bunch of id­iots who are out of touch with the real world that we all dwell in.

Lately though, the lo­cals have be­gun pin­ning their rosettes on their sleeves and hav­ing some rather ro­bust po­lit­i­cal de­bates over a quiet ale or three.

The horse racing or rugby re­play on the telly gets changed

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