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1998 and all that

21 February, 2020

• JUST caught up with Ian McEwan’s Booker prize-winner Amsterdam, 1998: “…if he gets to be prime minister, they’ve got a good chance of winning the election…

“Another five years! There’ll be even more people living below the poverty line, more people in prison, more homeless, more crime…

“The environment will suffer because he’d rather please his business friends than sign the accords on global warming.

“He wants to take us out of Europe.

“Economic catastrophe!”

Fiction, pah!

St George’s Fields, W2


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