Steve Madgwick on the joys of travelling through everyone's favourite enemy.

It is a lesser lamb in a flock of governments that believes pretty much anything the powerful overlord from the promised land spoon-feeds it.

The little lamb wants to be one of the big boys, so often it uncritically passes on these half-chewed truths to its citizens verbatim.

This is my government, the Australian Government, which officially advised me to "reconsider your need to travel" to Iran — the second most severe travel warning at its disposal.

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