It's always nice to see your temperate and original contributions- when I read the section about the 'squalidly-fascissocialistic offshore satellite state' (do you have that phrase permenently on your clipboard ready for pasting by the way?) I find that it helps to imagine that you suffer from a lisp. Hours of fun, you must try it!
<< ... 'fascissocialistic offshore satellite state' (do you have that phrase permenently on your clipboard ready for pasting by the way?) >>
Nope. It's not a phrase.
It's some islands of little consequence in the grander scheme of things.
You'll find them off the coast of the Eurabian Neo-Soviet.
Passed through there just the other day, actually, [LHR] on the way from and to a few actually important places, so can vouch it's still there.
Be nice to believe it was just a phrase though.
For the relief from reality it must provide.
In fact, I must try that some time.
Probably as I slip into dementia and just before the nice lady comes out on the verandah to change me diaper.
'Spect it'll make me come over all homesick like for Rick Stein's fish and chip shop at Padstein, though.
Happy New Year - B A