07 May 2007

Quote of the Day

"it is true that there are Frenchmen coming here because their bureaucracy prevents them getting jobs but they are matched by Brits going there because our bureaucracy prevents us building houses."
- Neil Craig


It reminded me slightly of Gavin Lyall in The Secret Servant: "The French let their buildings flourish but keep the trees very much pruned and in their place. In Britain it's the other way round: it's an offence to enlarge your house or cut down your trees. What a basis for entente."

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