There's a great quote by Ian Cowie in the "Your Money" section of the Daily telegraph today.
The whole article is worth reading, but the stand-out sentence encapsulates all that has gone wrong with what used to be GREAT Britain.
Cowie has written " It took many centuries for Rome to turn into Italy, but little more than a decade for the United Kingdom to turn into Little Britain"
Strangely this coincides with the period that the present government ( OK I know it wasn't led by Brown all the time) has been in power. I'm reminded of the old joke, how to make a small fortune. Answer: start with a big one.
Blair and Brown inherited a Great Britain.
But LITTLE Britain we have most definitely become.