On being British

The headily intoxicating brew of sex, commerce and politics which worked for the House of Medici isn’t altogether suited to a nation best known for cream teas and drizzle.

If you need further proof, contrast if you will, the Italian premier’s fondness for pneumatic nubile dancers, with John Major’s fondess for Edwina Currie. Yes, it gave me pause for thought too.

Britishness: you can have an affair, sure, but don\’t actually have it with, well, how can one put this without being most ungallant to Ms. Currie?

3 comments on “On being British

  1. “In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switerzland they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock.” –

    Orson Welles

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