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If I ruled the world: Jonathan Evans

Sort out global poverty and hire Pope Francis

Classic car enthusiast Jonathan Evans. © The Sunday Times/NI Syndication

As supreme leader, I have a to-do list:

1. Plan my retirement. Most political leaders run out of road in less than 10 years, because they go mad or the contradictions of their earlier decisions catch up with them. Better to go after seven years. Diocletian was the only Roman emperor to retire and he moved to the Croatian coast to cultivate vegetables.

2. Make sure the government doesn’t…

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