The good news: We beat Germany, and it wasn't even in a war.
The bad news: It wasn't a penalty shootout either. It was a sleaze contest.
It doesn't take much to gather that from the exhibition of post-war scandals opening at the Museum of German History in Bonn tomorrow. The curators have managed to identify 20 scandals to rock the Federal Republic since 1945, and frankly it's a poor showing.20? From 62 years? We've had enough in just 10 years for bloggers Iain Dale and Guido Fawkes to compile both The Little Red Book of New Labour Sleaze and The Big Red Book of New Labour Sleaze (Dale kindly gave us this huge list too), and Major's Tories were more scandalous than a Union tribunal between Harriet Harman and a teddy bear called Mohammed.So they really shouldn't be satisfied with just 20. Am I the only one thinking Germany's a boring place to be?
Photo: Der Spiegel exposes Germany's 1971 match-fixing scandal. Reproduced under conditions specified by Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
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