It is like an old worn joke. There is an American, a German, a Frenchman, and a Greek. The Greek is rapidly sliding of a cliff. The American is telling the German and the Frenchman to do something, and the German and Frenchman are tied to the Greek by a thread and are shouting orders at the Greek to save himself. But on he slides. On and over the cliff. If he goes he takes the Frenchman and the German with him. All the time a Brit stands by, watching, writing ever larger cheques.
The problem is of course this isn’t a joke. [bron]