Look who's back. Ten years ago British beef was banned from world wide export amidst fears of spreading of the spread of Mad Cow Disease. In March 1996 I was still half way through my law degree, the world had no idea what 9/11 meant, there was no Mad Cow at the head of the US of A, you could probably have as many cartoons in the Jylland Posten without much more than a few angry letters to the editor, feta cheese could still be made in Denmark, the European Union was still feeling its latest enlargement, the euro was still an idea and George Bush meant George Bush senior, we were still gearing up for the next European Cup finals as football was going home and malta was to start a two-year trial of Labour non-governance.
Then they banned the beef to prevent the spread of mad cow disease. Now the beef is back. But it is still a mad mad world.