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From 1945-55, Britain’s bestselling book was EV Rieu’s translation of the Odyssey. [The Guardian, 24th January 2005] Of the 91,000 eastern Europeans who arrived in Britain to work in the five months after EU enlargement, fewer than 15 have claimed benefits. [The Spectator, 29th January 2005] In the year of the foot and mouth epidemic, fewer animals were culled or slaughtered than in an average year. [David King, chief scientific adviser] On average, ten cars a day emerging from the English channel break down owing to the weight of duty-free alcohol they carry. [Drive On, DSA, 2005] Of the seven…

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