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    Ok, so I’ve finally caught up with ‘Fyre’, the Netflix doc about Billy McFarland and his disastrous drippy-tent and no-music festival. Obviously, the similarities with Brexit were striking. A lot of people who thought they were amazing planning a clear piece of shit, but ... 1/

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    Armando Iannucci

    ...what struck me all the more was how McFarland is such a perfect human metaphor for today’s senior politico: someone who can operate in one world, a world in which they are tactical and ideological geniuses, and who has no sense of how the real world’s set of values and...2/

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    Armando Iannucci

    ..norms work. They come up with policies and concepts that, provided they look good on paper and can be sold with sufficient verve and the right branding, ought to work in real life and don’t.... 3/

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    Armando Iannucci

    This isn’t just Brexit, this is everything. ‘Why isn’t Universal Credit working?’ they say. ‘It worked when I came up with it in my bedroom last night.’

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