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How did she keep a straight face?

Trawling through the likes of the Government News Network and EU websites on a daily basis, I thought I was inured to even the most egregious degrees of mendacity, deceit and denial, but the UN has come up with something that does not so much take one's breathe away as shove a hose down one's trachea and turn the suction pump to 11:

"[Samia Ahmed Mohamed, Minister of Social Welfare, Women and Child Affairs of Sudan] went on to say that violence against women in Sudan was almost extinct, except in specific “cases deterred by law and rejected by society”.

Yes, that's 'Darfur, Sharia law, female genital mutilation' Sudan, not some other one.

(With thanks to JuliaM for correcting me on basic biology)

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Blogger JuliaM said... 2:46 pm

"....something that does not so much take one's breathe away as shove a hose down one's oesophagus and turn the suction pump to 11.."

Totally agree with the comment, but I think you meant 'trachea'... :)  



Blogger Croydonian said... 3:11 pm

Whoops. O Level Biology was a lawwwwwng time ago, and I only got a gentleman's 'C'.  



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