John Docker: No sign of an end to our ‘Punch and Judy politics’
As I was splashing away merrily at my car last week in an attempt to remove – seemingly, a large dollop of the Sahara desert from the windscreen, I couldn’t help but think “that’ll teach me to make light-hearted quips about a polluted Chinese river catching fire from a discarded fag end”. And for one ghastly moment I thought the camels had been exporting their dollop too – before realising it was just the local bird population adding an unwelcome four-pennyworth. Thanks a bunch guys but you’d better watch it or I’ll impose a sanction on the seed supply. I’m sure it would be more effective than the pathetic Putin protests from the EU.

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