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Wednesday, July 23, 2003
A neighbour asked me how to open a matchbox yesterday and I was, because of a lifetime spent studying the subject, able to oblige. This has led me to republish several further 'how to' pieces, of particular use to governments beset by criticism. I thought that these tips could possibly be of interest to Mrs T and that she could, in turn, pass them on to friends of hers in great need of advice and consolation. Please note that I do not, of course, refer to the current outstandingly popular, able and perceptive administration on Airstrip One.
How to wriggle out of an embarrassing situationThe ploy just described is particularly useful when you have been caught out 'sexing up' reasons for going to war. As I said, our government needs no such sound advice. Here is another useful ploy:
How to maximise the chance that bad news will be overlookedAs it happens, I haven't identified any recent release of bad news entirely under the control of the government. (There is, however, the inconvenient revelation that the BBC has a tape recording of Dr Kelly. It is expected to reveal disquiet among the technical experts about government 'interpretation' of their material.)
So, Mrs T, keep your eyes and ears open.
(The promised piece on getting corncrakes to gargle with aqua regia has been held over - Josh)
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