Britons are fools for scandal and dishonesty in public life

Writing in the Australian, Dalrymple discusses the recent British scandal involving the MP Chris Huhne, his wife, their neighbor, his mistress and her lesbian lover. And to think it all started with a speeding ticket. I hate to quote the last lines of the piece, but I couldn’t resist:

Wherever you look in British public life, you are never far from dishonesty: bad for the country, no doubt, but wonderful for keeping the population entertained when wrongdoing is exposed. After all, deceit is so much more amusing than probity.

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