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Stricken govt buys strife on two fronts

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The political stalemate which has dragged on for three months took a dangerous turn yesterday with an unrepentant speech by caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on the faltering rice scheme and the government’s crackdown on rally sites. 

Amid calls for political compromise to save the country from further damage, what happened yesterday showed that if there really were behind-the-scenes negotiations with the protesters as rumoured, they were fruitless.

Both sides still refuse to put the national interest before their own, and appear ready for a suicidal showdown.

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