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General Grant?


Editor of the London Spectator and Tory MP, Boris Johnson makes an unexpected appearance on the op-ed page of today’s New York Times. Despite the comments about Grenada, the piece makes interesting reading, not least for its spirited defense of the word ‘chips’ as an alternative to the ridiculous ‘freedom fries’ and this extract is too good not to repeat here:

“According to the American secretary of defense, it seems that having the Brits in on the operation is a bit like asking Hugh Grant to tag along in a remake of The Dirty Dozen to give it some jolly old British class; kind of nice, but not essential.”



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