Fleur Macdonald

A mutual minefield

Opening presents is tough: hiding greed, masking disappointment and feigning gratitude. You’re also probably being filmed for the family time capsule and you’ll be on YouTube within hours.

That’s what happened to a poor American woman called Emily this Christmas. She’s starting 2012 as the latest social media sensation. The video has been removed, but I can report that on receiving and flicking through Republican candidate Ron Paul’s Liberty Defined, she burst into tears, saying: ‘He just called Israel an apartheid state.

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