After 9 months with no government, breaking the record previously held by Iraq, Belgians have decided not to create one. “It’s just that we’ve been unable to discover what a government is actually good for,” said one Belgian protestor.
Talking to reporters, Prime Minister Yeves Leterme expressed concern, “This has been something of an embarrassment, both to us and to the governments of other Western powers, because people are coming to the realization that they don’t need us. And if they don’t need us, who’s next?” That remark brough a visible shudder to Finance Minister Didier Reynders. “Banks,” he said. “Good Lord!”