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Negative vibes, media spin and surviving the week that was

Last week was one of those times when, as the now chastened Donald Rumsfeld might have put it, 'a lot of stuff happened'. In fact the 'stuff' started happening at the end of the week before, when a broadsheet newspaper announced that the boss of MI5 - one of the more visible manifestations of our otherwise invisible Military Intelligence network - had said that this country had become so volatile that it was always only four mealtimes away from a state of anarchy.

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