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May 08, 2010


squirrel nutkin

It's good to hear a calm and measured voice pointing out a few facts.

But who was that weird guy Newsnight found last night to fill the Private Fraser role?

When he wasn't apparently on the edge of dissolving into manic giggling, he appeared to be insisting gleefully that "the market" (presumably some spirit guide that he keeps in a matchbox under his pillow) was on the point of hacking us into little pieces and flushing us down the toilet*.

* To be fair he did also seem to imply that this terrible fate might be avoided if we all said stuff this democracy lark, we want George Osborne and his smarter pals to hack off our limbs without delay and force them down the waste disposal unit.


Friday's market turmoil had little to do with UK politics and much to do with the euro area's crisis. While the British press has been full of analysis of our political predicament (conclusion: we don't know what's going to happen), there was virtually no coverage of the European financial crisis. More evidence of our insularity or dumbing down (it's much too complicated to try and understand what's going on in the rest of the world).

Fred Kapoor

@squirrel nutkin I completely agree with you. Sometimes the same facts, are best approached by an objective author that can present the facts in order for all of us to understand them and then be free to make oue own decisions.

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