Following the events in London last week the French government
announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from
'Run' to 'Hide'. The only two higher levels in France are 'Surrender'
and 'Collaborate'. The rise was precipitated by a recent fire which
destroyed France 's white flag factory, effectively paralyzing military.
As a response to this The Italians have increased their alert level
from "shouting excitedly" to "elaborate military posturing". Twomore
levels in, "ineffective combat operations" and "change sides".
The Germans have also increased their alert state from "disdainful
arrogance" to "full dress-uniform and marching songs". They have two
higher levels, "invade a neighbour" and "lose".
Seeing this reaction in continental Europe the Americans have gone
from "isolationism" to "find some whereripe for regime change". Their
remaining higher alert states are "take on the world" and "ask the
British for help".
Finally here in GB we've gone from "pretend nothing's happening" to
"make another cup of tea". Our higher levels are "chin-up and remain
cheerful" and "win".