Friday Briefing: What if the problem isn't the listings regime?

Friday Briefing

James Baxter-Derrington
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I have spent a large portion of my week remembering, researching and discovering idioms that very nearly encapsulate my point but remain frustratingly shy.

Use a sledgehammer to crack a nut; Break a butterfly upon the wheel; Don't burn your house down to smoke out a rat (a new personal favourite); The plot of 1997's Mousehunt. What I'm trying to get at (and, please, answers on a postcard) is the sense of attempting to change so much in an effort to resolve a problem that one may accidentally create more problems along the way - what's more, perhaps all efforts are futile. Friday Briefing: Why debate when you can just say no? It's this latter part that I'm struggling to pin down - perhaps there simply isn't an answer beyond just… waiti...

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