There Are Many Ways To Shear A Pig

Glorious fugue provoked by Vladimir Putin’s verdict on the Edward Snowden affair — “It’s like shearing a pig; plenty of squealing but not much wool”. If international affairs are to be conducted in proverbs, world leaders should stock up on gnomic statements. “The fire is never without heat. A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder. There’s no sun without shadow. Acorns were good till they found bread. Ah, yes, how true” (900 words)

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