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Without its tabloid newspapers, Britain would be France.

...because France has no tabloids...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Jul 7th, 2011 at 03:36:16 AM EST
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Comparable to British in readership, influence, and trashiness, no.

What I like is this:

corrupt country in which the ruling class could engage in all sorts of nefarious practices with no fear of being caught

France, of course. While the British ruling class...

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Jul 7th, 2011 at 06:03:55 AM EST
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You'd think it would take at least a few berets and some garlic to turn Britain into France, but no, just kill the tabloids.

Maybe the tabloids are bravely holding a flood of garlic and questionable headgear from engulfing the country.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Jul 7th, 2011 at 06:11:28 AM EST
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