MANY English people describe their nation as peace loving; surely they are in self-denial. Through conquest they created an empire upon which the sun never set; the French and Spanish navies had been swept from the oceans. In 1914 a
They say they love animals whilst eating them though in fairness the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (RSPCA) was formed before the National Society for the Protection of Children (NSPCC).
Despite Friedrich Nietzsche’s claim that
But then there was
Gracious in defeat? Enger-land morphed into Angerland as English stalwarts throughout the realm accused the electoral panel of every infamy under the never setting sun.
The panel’s judges were dismissed as dodgy-dealers with skeletons rattling in their cupboards. There had to be a change in the voting process; presumably until they get it right. A humiliating snub; the bid failed to get past the first round; it attracted only two votes out of a possible twenty-two, one by an Englishman.
Sports Minister Hugh Robertson accused the panel of ‘secret deals’.
Petulant Prime Minister David Cameron had a hissie fit and refused to congratulate the winners. This was hardly a prudent thing to do:
Edward Lucas from The Daily Mail described the
This was pretty rich coming from a country whose parliamentarians have been making the headlines for all the wrong reasons; where the banks and utilities screw their customers until the pips squeak, a nation that has the highest crime rate in
A WikiLeaks leak was all of a sudden described as ‘worthy of the most fearless investigative journalist.’
This suggests a good time to give those old recruiting offices a bit of a lick and a polish.
After all it’s just not cricket, or should I say it’s just not football? They think it’s all over? It is now!
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