Forget about bloody World War battles, trench warfare, disease and death. A far greater disaster has overwhelmed the Shaky Isles on the weekend, one that shocked a happy-go-lucky, plucky nation. One that affected every single family in the land, more so than World War I. And for the period of national mourning people don't have to get out of their black clothes or remove the black flags from their cars.
We didn't lower the flag to half mast before breakfast on Sunday morning. Actually the whole thing was forgotten one minute after the final whistle and a glorious Sunday afternoon was had by all regardless.
And now the recriminations start, including an "Independent Inquiry into the Causes of the Greatest Ever Catastrophe". As if scores of people were killed on a single day on a battle field in a distant land.