21 July 2008
Zimbabwe: bad news for the hand wringers
As Zimbabwe introduces a $100bn banknote today - worth about 10p in real money - then we can expect yet more cries from the world of webmongery to do something, anything, about the deteriorating situation in the country.
Aside from the fact that most people in Britain lost interest in Zimbabwe when it became independent back in 1980, there is one tiny hurdle that the do-something crowd have to leap. Britain has ceded all relations with Zimbabwe to the European Union. In other words, London can't do anything, even if it wanted to.
The fact that the webmongs who want to invade Zimbabwe also tend to be pretty keen supporters of the Brussels' machine is just the icing on the cake for your cynical old Exile.