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We have one of the worst political cultures in the Western world, and a wretchedly ignorant and incompetent civil service.

I don't think it's deliberate distraction so much as bumbling from one crisis to the next, repeating free market ideology robotically, and - in some of the more extreme cases - secretly believing the Empire never really died.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Sep 20th, 2008 at 06:46:05 AM EST
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I too have the impression that such strategic oversight of the long-term situation isd beyond that of the current British political elite, especially Brown. Who, again, strikes me as just dumb, a surprise after years of having been told how the wily Bliar fears him.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Sep 20th, 2008 at 07:21:37 AM EST
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