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American Diplomats Learn Nil By South

by | 8th, October 2008

MOVE the American embassy south of the river? There by dragons down there. Says Andrew Gilligan in the Evening Standard:

The US Embassy’s planned move to a high-security site at Nine Elms will have important consequences. Without chi-chi restaurants for entertaining contacts nearby, the diplomats’ expense bills will collapse.

The credit lunch in Peckham’s leading McDonald’s eatery. Home from home. Is that gun fire?

And that is not a wholly frivolous point. One of the main purposes of diplomacy is to mix with the people and live the life of the country you’re in. Now America’s legendary incomprehension of foreigners can only grow.

Their man in Brixton. He’s the one with the Dyson…

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