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Forget Fleabag, This Country is the comedy that sums up modern Britain

The story of two cousins living in the Cotswolds is hilarious and humane—with a subtle political streak

By Sameer Rahim  

When David Cameron was prime minister—about a century ago, it feels like—there was a lot of media chatter about the “Chipping Norton Set.” In 2012 the Cotswolds’ town was home to some of the most powerful and best-connected people in the country: aside from Cameron, there was Matthew Freud and Elisabeth Murdoch, Rebekah Brooks, Steve Hilton and Jeremy Clarkson, who all, apparently, hung out with each other at lavish parties and plotted how they were…

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