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Employing a somewhat overbroad brush

There would appear to be the makings of a spat between London and Riga, as Interior Minister (from here on out, that's what I'm calling Jacqui Smith) Mareks Seglins has said 'They are pigs, those British. A piggy nation'.

And for why? Because several of my fellow countrymen have decided to use the Latvian national monument as a pissoir. I can't say I approve. And given that it appears to be guarded by what I suppose are mobile riflemen, even if they look remarkably immobile.

I suppose the equivalent would be the Cenotaph. Mind you, when someone attempted to imitate art by setting fire to a wreath at the Cenotaph I seem to recall no charges were pressed.

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