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“Carthago delenda est!” “Carthage must be destroyed!” Thus concluded every speech made by the Roman senator Cato the Elder, prior to the Third Punic War. And it was every speech, whether about Rome’s old enemy, or municipal sewage issues. In the end, his persistence paid off; Carthage was razed and its farmland sown with salt. Were Cato alive today, #CarthagoDelendaEst would be trending on Twitter. See also: Gove’s farm Brexit plan inadequate, warn industry leaders Last month I was lucky […]