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His chief foreign policy speechwriter, Ben Rhodes, is all of 31: Youth loves the soaring principle but is short on experience that cuts to the quick.
But it is her self-analysis that cuts to the quick.
Godber's dark comedy cuts to the quick of caravanning, contrasting the free spirits of Grant and Steph with starched fitness freak Yvonne and in-effective Ron.