February 17 2011

Belgian has now officially surpassed all previous records for the amount of time without forming a government. Inhabitants of Ghent stripped off in protest but sadly nothing so exciting in Brussels. It's quite a feat although, interestingly, you would hardly know. Trains still run more or less on time, taxes are still relentlessly deducted, schools stay resolutely open. I did go for a run though, that's something new.

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