There has been talk recently about the possibility of Belgium breaking up as a country, because the two main groups – the French-speaking Walloons and the Dutch-speaking Dutch – seem unable to get along. The Economist recently carried a leader about this, entitled “Time to call it a day”. Rather blunt.
I’m not going to enter into the fray. After all, who am I to say whether Belgium is a viable country. But all this talk about Belgium reminded me of the excellent sketch from “Not the Nine O’clock News” about eating habits in Belgium. I have it on DVD at home, but found it also on YouTube (starts from about 1 minute into the following video). What a pleasure it was to watch it again after all these years.