Plus ça change…?

I’m in Wellington, New Zealand, where I arrived yesterday after about 22 hours of flights and airports. And that was from Seattle – already quite a distance from home.

Meanwhile, back in the UK, Tony Blair is congratulating Nick Sarkozy. In French. Pretty good French, too, in so far as I’m a judge. Certainly better than Margaret Thatcher’s.

The fact that I can watch it, comment on it, even rebroadcast it from my hotel room in New Zealand also says a lot about how the world has changed since Maggie’s time.

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