Originally Posted by RH1
I don't get the whole Vatican thing. Why is it such a separate entity?
I wish the media would take note of this - at the moment it's all doom and economic gloom and they're in danger of making it a self-fulfilling prophecy.
The Vatican is an oddity - it is a real country but with no society (only employees) or commercial economy... Vatican City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Your remark about 'all doom and gloom' is exactly why I posted this! I am sick of the UK media's attitude too; the British can be modest and self-deprecating to the point of cynical self-destruction!
I am not into flag waving or boasting but we should be proud of our successes, and of our beautiful towns, villages and countryside (and pubs
It can be a really good place to live if everyone stopped whinging and sniping and were a little more grateful for all the good things.
There. Rant over.