Wanting it and wanting it now was the ‘eighties mantra – and things obviously haven’t changed at all, especially in the two fields that matter most to many people: politics and football. So let me mention a few prize-winners in the race to hang themselves this year.
First in politics, Dave and Donald. The Pied Piper should be their emblem. Follow them to oblivion, folks.
Then, inevitably football. Follow the money, guys. And now they’ve got everything they asked for, they must show us what they are worth. I mean the two Mancunian clubs and their new heroes, Pep and Jose.
This is probably going to be the year of pyrrhic victories, methinks.