The Cyprus of the North Sea

Dalrymple writes at his Hilarious Pessimist blog on the differences between Cyprus and Britain:

Britain is the Cyprus of the North Sea, of course: it has everything Cyprus has, except the sunshine, the charm of the people and the immemorial history of civilisation. But it does have Russian oligarchs, as the death in suspicious circumstances of Mr Berezovsky reminds us; and it also has a bloated banking sector upon which a large part of the population, in Wales and the North East for example, is utterly dependent for its state-subsidised takeaway pizza and Whoppers…

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