Intellectualising the World Cup, no.7

Argument by analogy is not a good technique at the best of times. Any attempt to draw an extended analogy between the England football team and the coalition government is horrible in principle and in practice, and receives an automatic entry to this series.

With an opening line like this:

There are remarkable similarities between Team Cleggeron and Team England

… I don’t even have to read the rest of the letter to know this is entry number 7.


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Man of letters & numbers; also occasionally of action. Husband to NTW. Dad of three. Friendly geek.

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