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Westminster village

Line breaks: West|min¦ster vil|lage
(also Westminster bubble)

Definition of Westminster village in English:

noun

British
The politicians, civil servants, and journalists working in and around Westminster, typically considered as a community removed from the experiences and concerns of the general public: until he was catapulted into the job of foreign secretary, few people beyond the Westminster village had noticed him
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  • It's a classic case of a worthless politician cuddling up to the received wisdom of the Westminster village, whilst ignoring the people he's supposed to represent.
  • Reshuffles may not mean much outside the Westminster village, but they are good indicators of the political weather.
  • Back in the Westminster bubble he is assailed by advice from all sides on how to react to the vicious swathe of cuts.

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