Still playing the patriot game
Published 15/11/2010 | 05:00
I WAS more than a little surprised to learn recently that we are the third-most patriotic nation in the world -- can this be true? And how, I wonder, was this statistic arrived at?
Was it our overpaid and clueless government ministers who brought this country to its knees and who continue to milk the system dry? Was it the reckless cowboy bankers who gambled with our sovereignty and lost?
Was it our overpaid incompetent civil service mandarins who failed to see the looming crisis even when it hit us?