13/9/19 POLITICS AND POLICY
Politics (usually singular but always with –s) is used to talk about the theory and practice of government, the profession of government, conflicts between governing groups, and related ideas.
  • I don’t know much about politics, but I always support the [whatever] Party.
  • You talk beautifully – you should be in politics.
Policy means a “political line” or a rule of behavior (not necessarily connected with politics).
  • After the war, our foreign policy was rather confused. (NOT …foreign politics…)
  • It’s not my policy to believe everything I hear.
  • It’s the firm’s policy to employ a certain number of people with disabilities