Oh, for the days when a 400-euro clock was seen as horrendous corruption

Published: May 7, 2017 at 2:09pm

And when people didn’t demand to see the clock, or pictures of it being handed over and accepted, as ‘proof’ before they made up their minds that this was the worst and most devastating kind of corruption.

Look where we are now: swimming in money-laundering and corruption, massive cracks appearing in financial services (watch out, construction industry, because you’ll go down with it) and almost half the population is utterly horrified while slightly more than half is loving every minute of it, reasoning that if the people at the top are so corrupt, then they can corrupt them even further, for everything from the littlest thing to the largest, like a massive tract of public land.