The UK is a terrible condition, largely as a result of this and the preceding government’s duplicity, mismanagement and incompetence. I thought the following story most apt.
A man in a hot air balloon realised he was lost and spotted a woman on the ground…
“Excuse me”, he shouted. “Can you help me? I promised to meet a friend an hour ago and I don’t know where I am”.
The woman replied: “You’re in a balloon, 30 ft in the air, between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and 50 and 60 degrees west longitude”.
The man replied: “You must be an engineer”.
“I am”, replied the woman, “How did you know?”
The balloonist said: “Everything you told me is factually correct. But I have no idea what to make of it and I’m still lost. Frankly you haven’t been of much help!”
The woman responded: “You must be a politician”.
“Yes, I am”, replied the man. “How did you know?”
Said the engineer, “You don’t know where you are or where you are going. You got where you are on a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you cannot keep, and you expect people below you to sort out your problems. You are in the same position you were in before you met me, but somehow now it’s all my fault!”