The national debt

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 13 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1272
  1. Ian Robertson

    One night every month I sit blankly for hours in front of a cruelly empty computer screen before trudging wearily upstairs to the camphor blanket chest where I keep the whisky. It usually takes at least two such trips and the bleak and lonely chime of the one o'clock bell before I have the month's Soundings piece in hand.

    It's strange how malt whisky potentiates the impulse to pontificate about the State of the Nation—particularly with a glass of that prince of malts, a 17 year old Port Ellen, in hand and particularly when you have been watching some of the …

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