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"The Americans keep telling us how successful their system is. Then they remind us not to stray too far from our hotel at night." - An un-named EU trade representative quoted during international trade talks in Denver, Colorado, 1997.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

More on the visa olympics thing...

I'm really not sure what to make of some of this (government corruption or government stupidity?), but it seems to me that it's great being Visa. By paying for sponsorship, you ensure that not only do you get to process all the payments in the "cashless Olympics" but you steal a march on the opposition in John Reid's "spook arms race" more generally.

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