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Wednesday, 1 April 2009

(H)air force one

Just 12 generations ago, Barack Obama's ancestor Thomas Blossom was born in the little Cambridgeshire village of Shelford, 20 minutes by car (3 by helicopter) from where Air Force One touched down in Stansted a few hours ago. The local Hair Salon called Hair Force One has been handed a marketing bonanza.

When young Thomas was a mere toddler, the Blossom family moved to the nearby village of Stapleford, thereby sparking a neighbourly feud 429 years later as each village jostles to claim this famous heritage of their Puritan resident.

Now Barack, Mr. President sir, sprinkle a little fairy dust over those G20 leaders please. Change has come back to old England.

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