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  1. How Britain can save a “narco state”

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    Frederick Forsyth was in Guinea-Bissau when the country’s president Joao Bernardo Vieira was assassinated in 2009. The thriller writer was looking for “the flavour, the odour, of a pretty washed-up, impoverished, failed west African mangrove swamp,” a search which led him straight to the former Portuguese colony. “I thought, what...
  2. A missed opportunity

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    One of the most important hearings in Parliament’s history was overshadowed tonight by a protester with a plastic plate full of shaving foam. Shouting “you are a greedy billionaire,” a young man sprung from behind Rupert Murdoch and shoved the plate at the 80-year-old media mogul at the end of...


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