A nice turn of phrase from Jeff Randall: "When fantasy masquerades as action, the end is nigh".
He is nicely critical of European press as well: "One can only marvel at the Micawberism of some in the European press who continue to perform as cheerleaders for a dysfunctional and discredited system". It wouldn't hurt for him to have a look at his own back yard, though. Except that is something British journos never do.
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