Editorial: The grass is not greener in Finland

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7th April, 2012
Finland, Finland, Finland, The country where I want to be, Pony trekking or camping, Or just watching TV. For those too young to remember, those were the opening lines of a classic ditty sung by Michael Palin when he was more famous for being a carefree comedian than an affable travel guru. And it has to be said that Palin and the Monty Python crew did a much better job of poking the borax at the Finns than Gerry Brownlee managed in Parliament recently. Not only was Brownlee particularly unfunny, but on many points he was laughably wrong. However, ...

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