This is joyous

Boris Becker’s diplomatic passport is a “clumsy fake”, a Central African Republic foreign minister has claimed, in the latest instalment of the former tennis star’s bankruptcy saga.

There appears to be a difference of opinion between the country’s foreign ministry and its Brussels outpost, and the foreign ministry appears to be contradicting a statement attributed to the president, Faustin Archange Touadéra.

As someone with a little experience of third world diplomats.

Thinking of there actually being the one government with the one view or set of actions is not the right way to think about things. There are various little groupings. Think of them as baronies perhaps. Each of which have their own independent – and often contradictory across the entire system – freedom of action in their territory. That territory can be a field of action, rather than actual piece of land.

One Baron has issued the passport in return for, well. At least one other is disputing their right to do so or angling for a share of the, well.

6 comments on “This is joyous

  1. Boris Becker is so amazingly dumb it is hard not to feel sorry for him. Who in their right mind would have thought this was a good idea?

    This is a man so stupid he cannot even manage to live in tax exile properly.

  2. He made his money running back and forth in a childish manner.

    That he has so little sense as to lose all he gained is not that remarkable.

    But the mad farrago he is now involved in has the makings of a tv movie at least.

  3. Bloke in Wales – “It’s probably still the Mandela Necklace.”

    Not for much longer. Only in White-run South Africa could they afford the petrol.

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