But rather than taking aim at the easy targets of the Blairs and the royals she should have examined what is a curiously British disease.
Having lived abroad (mostly in Asia) for 17 of the last 20 years, I was shocked on my return at the reluctance of the locals to put their hand in their pockets by way of paying their share.The other trick was a marked slowness in reaching for their wallet in the first place. All this is in sharp contrast to many of the countries I have lived in or visited, where I have seen groups almost come to blows over a bill.
So I suggest that our so-called leaders have no monopoly on freeloading but are simply carrying on an age-old and venerable British tradition.
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