Blimey. Essex is a centre of Integrity. A new Essex Centre for the Study of Integrity, based at the University of Essex has just released the results of a survey revealing that Britons are less honest than they were a decade ago. The online survey, which repeated questions asked in the year 2000 in a large-scale study of citizenship, reveals the public are now more tolerant towards misdemeanours such as having an extramarital affair, drink driving or failing to leave a contact after damaging a parked car.
It seems Essex is now the moral arbiter of the nation. After all, the county has long been well integral. The joy of Ethics indeed.