There is carnage on Britain’s roads, Europe leaps from crisis to crisis, the Italian mob is baying for the blood of that nice Mr Berlusconi, and, tragedy of tragedies, a contrite New Labour spin doctor has kicked the bucket. And how do we fill our breakfast TV schedules? With a profound discussion of what would happen should the Olympic flame go out while relayed around these blessed isles.
We are presented with two options:
- “Have faith, and try and change the world.”
- Fill your boots.
My choice would be to take Philip Gould’s advice, and piss on the Olympic flame.