After the silly season comes the sillier season

Kite-flying has become a popular annual sport among our ruling elite in recent years.

14th September, 2013
Kite-flying: the preferred sport of our rulers. Photo: Thinkstock

Kite-flying has become a popular annual sport among our ruling elite in recent years. Invariably, it involves some in-fighting politicians prodding an already grumpy electorate with sticks as they jostle and prance about for attention in the aftermath of silly season. It's sillier season, basically.

At its core, it is a fundamentally dishonest form of budgetary horse-trading played out via the media for purely political reasons.

It feels a bit like living in a very...

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