When Politics Ends

David Cameron, the British Tory leader, and Gordon Brown, the Labor prime minister, go at it very regularly in the House of Commons, with a blogospheric level of snark and passion and argument. They don't seem to like each other much. But both have endured the shattering experience of losing a child. This week, David Cameron lost his 6-year-old son, explained in this superb piece by John Burns in the NYT. Prime Minister's Questions Time was replaced by this tribute from one politician to another: