French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde (L) ...

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I adore diplomatic language. I love the insinuations, the backhanded compliment, the veiled insults… it is, I believe, what makes reading countless speeches and articles worth doing.

For this reason, I love Christine Lagarde. I love how she gently slid a shining stiletto into Chancellor George Osbourne‘s soft gut, a belly bloated by the nourishment he’s denying to so many in our society, so desperately in need.

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