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Declan Lynch: 'It is left to Gary Neville to see the big picture'


During the Great Crash, we heard a lot of people quoting Warren Buffett's line, that "only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked". With the tide going out on the UK, perhaps never to return, we are discovering a lot of things that we didn't want to discover, and not just about the UK.

Every day now, we are getting this stunningly accurate illustration of what happens when you let nationalism out of its box - indeed, when you don't check constantly that the box is where it should be, buried 20,000 leagues under the sea.

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