As you may remember, having been booted out of the LinkedIn friends of Greece ( for pointing out that Greece was bust and uncompetitive – hardly a revalation) I am now a keen member of the LinkedIn Friends of Albania ( also LinkedIn West Ham Supporters, Friends of Israel, UKIP etc). But i am beginning to have second thoughts.
As it happens my Dad has bought my spare Albanian Lekke from me and landed in the country on Sunday night for a 10 day working holiday. A last bit of research as his next epic “Madlands, murderlands a history of Northern Albania” slowly makes its way towards publication. There is so much we friends of Albania can discuss about a great country where tax is low, there is no H&S nonsense and you can do pretty much what you want.
Yet today I get a notification of the latest discussion: “New lancet study on smoking, one million women cannot be wrong.” Oh please, I thought in Albania at least we might be spared the lessons in the bleeding obvious from the health Nazis. It seems that I was mistaken. A sad day. I feel the need for another cigarette as I contemplate how these tedious folk spare no opportunity to reach me wherever I flee for another lecture.