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Jeremy Hunt’s so-called ‘open society’ just indicted an activist for Skyping

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WE always knew the UK was going to be desperately clinging to pretty much anyone who offered them a helping hand and a lucrative handshake as it muddles through the absolute shit show that is the post-Brexit world.

Jeremy Hunt, the UK’s Foreign Secretary, was over in this neck of the woods this week searching for exactly that. He stopped by Malaysia and Singapore to talk trade and future opportunities.

Singapore, of course, seems like a fine choice for partnership. It’s one of the most successful economies in the region, considered one of the most open in the world. Trade is booming, benefitting from zero tariffs. And the pair have a long history together.

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It’s an economy the UK can’t afford to ignore, given its predicament. But to praise Singapore as an “open society,” as Hunt did in his speech on Wednesday, is a........

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