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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.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Spoiler Alert

The Wire: a show in which slick politicians use urban crime as a platform to get elected, thus ensuring that nothing ever gets done about it.

So Chris Grayling's sort of right when he says that parts of Britain are becoming like the Wire. It's just that when Tommy Carcetti does it, he sounds kind of believable:

When Chris does it, he just looks like your embarrassingly racist old uncle:


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