On my way back to sane, sensible, quasi-socialist and genuinely ‘strong and stable’ Sweden. It will be interesting to see how my Swedish friends are reacting to our current British nonsense, which I imagine will have had been fully covered in Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet, and on SvT. (They all have excellent London correspondents.) I’ve given up trying to defend us. Perhaps if I pretend I’m Irish – I can do the dialect – just as US citizens pretend they’re Canadians nowadays, I may be able to avoid the inevitable derision, or – worse – the pity. Whatever else they may achieve in the time they have left to them, the Tories have already made us laughing stocks abroad.
Then down to Denmark briefly, for some hygge and racism.