I must admit that I slept easier last night knowing that our Super Minister has successfully resolved the RWC TV crisis.
I would have preferred if he had donned his leotards, streaked to Irbland and demanded that all the games be played in three equal halves. That way MTV, TV1 and TV3 could all have a fair share and everyone would be happy.
But I guess I will just have to settle on throwing a day's borrowings at the event to sort it all out.
I have reached the sad conclusion that governments will never stop borrowing/printing money. Mostly because it is and always will be the easy way out. As long as all Western countries do it at roughly an equal rate then the final outcome should be reasonably equitable.
As the interest bills eventually exceed the value of goods mankind can produce, then we can simply take the African approach. Cancel the currencies and start again with new ones. It might piss a few Chinese and Arabs off, but who really cares. They'll never be good at rugby anyway.
So my advise. Buy gold and just enjoy the RWC. It is going to be a great party so make the most of it. I will.
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