There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circling, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water.
The more you know about a species, the more you understand about how better to help protect them.
There's nothing so improves the mood of the Party as the imminent execution of a senior colleague.
In the end we are all sacked and it's always awful. It is as inevitable as death following life. If you are elevated there comes a day when you are demoted. Even Prime Ministers.
They're just actors. I much prefer the real thing!