As I’m sure many think last night’s soccer result is the icing on the great british cake. From birth we’re infused with this idea that we’re ‘great’, it’s even part of our bleedin’ name. Which other country includes such a term in it’s moniker? And so many times in the so-called referendum debate was heard the refrain “make britain great again”. We’re a relatively small island just off the European continent and we’ve just been beaten by a much smaller island.
And another definition of great is: “the honours course in classics, philosophy, and ancient history at Oxford University” and just remind me who makes great play of his learning on just this course? Why bunter of course, and like me he got an ordinary lower second class degree.
As in so many things, not just soccer and politics, our inadequacy and underachievement results from inadequate management and this, I believe, is a consequence of our class system. The sooner more people understand this and we sort it properly the sooner we can make this benighted country a green and pleasant land.
Keep on keeping on, love Duncan.