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Life imitates art as Game of Thrones returns to our screens

24 March 2014

3:48 PM

24 March 2014

3:48 PM

The last season of Game of Thrones ended while a rough and ready rabble from north of ‘the wall’ were preparing to make life difficult for the establishment down south in King’s Landing. Ahead of the fourth season premier, one of these northern wildlings, Ygritte (AKA Scottish actress Rose Leslie), has told the forthcoming issue of Spectator Life:
‘If we are going to be dictated to by anyone, I would prefer it to be Westminster rather than Brussels.’
Quite right,  and what a refreshing measure of Euroscepticism and pro-Unionism.
Fans of HBO’s epic adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s novels have pointed out that Leslie needs to take this debate onto Channel Four News so that she can drop her character’s most famous phrase: ‘You know nothing, Jon Snow’.
Without meaning to spoil season four of Game of Thrones, can a band of angry wildings really defeat the mighty Lords of Westeros in the field of battle? Insert your own SNP/Ukip metaphors here.

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