I didn’t see the UK election leaders debate, but maybe picking up the echoes on social media and news websites from abroad made this stick out from Michael Ondaatje’s The Cat’s Table.
“What is interesting and important happens mostly in secret, in places where there is no power. Nothing much of lasting value ever happens at the head table, held together by a familiar rhetoric. Those who already have power continue to glide along the familiar rut they have made for themselves.”
You can read this Rotterdam tram stop by how it looks, Vast Land or Wasteland. Or what it means. Mainland.