Like Leeson, he wasn't so much a wheeler-dealer as a double-dealer
But his next play, The Double-Dealer
(produced 1693), though considered far better, did not meet with the same success.
Milosevic emerges as an impressive outright villain, Tudjman as a ruthless but confused double-dealer
, and Izetbegovic, the Moslem Bosnian as shifty.
Cameron's warped from husky-hugging Mr Nice to austerity's Mr Nasty to his latest incarnation as Mr Double-Dealer
He was a fixer, dealer, double-dealer
, conspirator, etc, just like Amar Singh," he has written.
But seeing it on its natural television home, its faults were minimised rather than magnified, and once it reached the discovery of the body, the power-play between Baby and Mickey began and the identity of the double-dealer
was revealed, the claustrophobic atmosphere of the small screen intensified the suspense.
The Double Dealer, sometimes rendered The Double-Dealer
, was named after a William Congreve play.
Most of it will make unpleasant reading for Tony Blair who ultimately gained most, the Labour crown, with the help of the double-dealer
He also published William Congreve's The Double-Dealer
, Sir John Vanbrugh's The Faithful Friend and The Confederacy, and the pastorals of Alexander Pope, thus justifying William Wycherley's description of him as "gentleman usher to the Muses.
But let's not let the double-dealers
pretend it was conclusive by shouting 17 million voted to go when we know 16 million backed staying.