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It's already the silly season, the period when legislators are absent and the media scrape the bottom of the barrel for anything that might vaguely qualify as news.
But he has clearly been forced to scrape the bottom of the barrel to get a squad together in the first place
C4's home-grown entertainment doesn't so much scrape the bottom of the barrel as smash through it and tunnel into the sewers.