Monday, 22 August 2016

You've got to string these blighters up

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I heard General Zia, the dictator of Pakistan in the 1970s, on ITN say these words, an antiquated cliché
 that I hadn't think anyone had ever really uttered.
"You've got to string these blighters up. It's the only language they understand."
He looked exactly like Terry-Thomas except brown - the same moustache and grin, and clipped Sandhurst way of speaking. I don't remember whom he was talking about. Probably Bhutto.

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