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Mike Rowbottom

A few years back I was in Romania to cover Arsenal’s Champions League match against Steaua Bucharest, and, finding myself with a few spare moments - this was before online journalism had fully gripped its denizens - I visited the Palace of the Parliament grandiloquently established by the former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, who was by then deposed, disgraced and dead.