We are unable to self-govern
Oh Olli Rehn, what must you think of us? Yes, it's bloody awful isn't it? It couldn't be worse, Olli, could it?
You see Olli; the biggest problem, of all our problems, is that we are incorrigibly stupid and corrupt, it's in our DNA, we just can't help it.
I am not trying to self-flagellate for the 'optics'. Our inveterate addiction to corruption is now and has always been the fundamental fault-line undermining this society, ever since we 'liberated' ourselves from the British.