Moving on to one the more important issues of our times, something which really governs our lives and the ways we think and act. Yes, football. There is a major fuss at the moment.
Qatar, recently given the job of hosting the 2022 World Cup, which came as a surprise to some; it is said, swung the votes of innocent and gullible men by the simple device of chucking money around to help them in their decision making.
Remember, this is professional football and at the international end which in the past has always been bandit country in terms of the methods of administration and governance.
It is For The Money, By The Money and Of The Money only with a touch of delicacy and confidentiality in the actual detail of the arrangements in the past.
Politicians and moralists, if the two can be used in the same sentence, must feel that all is for the best in the best of all possible worlds. The public must think that right is right and all is honest and well.
Given what has gone on in the past in the way venues have been chosen, who has been involved, how the votes have been worked the Qatar approach has been refreshingly simple and cheap. Also, their taxpayers are picking up much less of the bill.
But instead of being praised for the transparency of their efforts and their relative honesty, lack of discrimination and embracing of diversity, the losers want them to be stripped of the right to hold the World Cup.
Qatar should keep the nomination. On the heat issue, play the games at 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. and as for other matters do what FIFA usually do, have a quiet fix behind closed doors on the basis of indirect backhanders for those needing to be squared.
Then campaign for Qatar to have The Olympics.
It would have to be less corrupt than the London one.
And as for the Brazilian.......