Lesson five: There is a thin line between love and hate.
Everybody knows that the one thing Robert Mugabe truly wants in life is to be an English gentleman. I don’t even pretend to understand what kind of kinky sado-masochistic love is not lost between Uncle Bob and the United Kingdom but it has always been intense. The disses that he could come up with for the English were brutal. In retaliation, the British media has been visibly seething for decades and quite keen on his demise. Uncle Bob, in true Uncle Bob style, has been superbly stubborn about not even toppling.
— BBC World Service (@bbcworldservice) November 16, 2017
Until now. Queen Elizabeth is 91, Uncle Bob is officially 93 (but possibly immortal) so I’d give it another two years before we square the circle and dot the tees. But in the fine tradition of admiring sheer can-do, y’all should actually be raising a pint to Uncle Bob. He beat you soundly for a very long time and you hated him with great passion. There is nothing finer than a grand opponent in life, is there? Oh all right, carry on then.
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