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How Do Britons View the World (and the US in Particular)?

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  • #76
    Originally posted by TheAdlerian

    Welcome back! Where the heck were you?
    One of my university weeks in London. I've got a whole load of deadlines coming up, so must try to ration my time on MWM - it's a wonderful distraction - just trying to catch up with the threads for week has taken me a couple of hours...

    The thing about smoking etc reminds me of a hustings event held in Portsmouth for the european elections last June. The conservative candidate was putting forward his pitch; "Of course we care about Europe - many of us have second homes there" (he did actually say this - its one of those increasingly common moments when, as David Rovics has remarked, reality comes 'pre-satirised'). Then he moves on to pensions, and the unfortunate fact that people are living longer nowadays. "Why don't you just shoot them!" pipes up a local Trotskyist, to widespread laughter...
    \" ape reft of his tail, and grown rusty at climbing, who yet feels himself to be a symbol and the frail representative of Omnipotence in a place that is not home.\" James Branch Cabell