Will the latest banking scandal have any impact on Scotland’s independence debate? Will a referendum on Britain’s continuing EU membership sway votes in 2014? On the face of it these issues seem un-connected.
According to writer Andrew Rawnsley, the banking crisis could only happen in a City where cheating and deception have become institutionalised. Amend that sentence and you stumble across a larger truth.
The banking crisis could only happen in a country where cheating and deception have become institutionalised – and could only be tolerated by voters because they privately harbour hopes of rising to the same heady, rule-breaking heights themselves one day. This is the corrupting power of the American Dream and a large chunk of England has been thoroughly seduced.