You have to wonder at the level of stupidity that the London government displays in its day to day work, don't you?
You're probably nodding your head right now and thinking.... He's on about the MoD; they are pretty useless!
Well it's a good candidate, quite apart from being jointly run until recently by Adam and Liam for the benefit of.... Adam and Liam, its permanent management is quite astounding.
Take, for example the matter of the multitude of armoured cars projects that have had to be cancelled; some £718 million worth in the last 15 years, according to the National Audit Office.
Or could it be the Revenue. And the almighty cock up over the Goldman Sachs affair, perhaps? You know, the one where they got out of paying oodles of tax, well £10 million actually, while they came after me for an under payment of £500?
Maybe it's the fact that in Customs and border control people are so short staffed that at busy times they simply can't check people in to the country, so they just let anyone in, rather than have planes stacked 40 high over the English capital. Or maybe it's that they don't check private planes at all these days for fear of disrupting rich people's lives with trivia such as customs.
But no, it's not them either.
Nor is the almighty mess of the PFIs, which is bankrupting local health authorities, councils, police and fire services...
And it's not even the half witted idea that they've come out with today where the government will take on what are, in effect sub-prime home loans (despite us having bailed out the bloody banks) and encourage the price of housing to rise... engendering a feel good factor.... falsely.
Nope. OK, I've kept you in suspense for long enough.
What I'm talking about is Tessy's brilliant idea to bring in legislation to make it illegal to protest around the area of the Olympics during the time of the Olympics.
Brilliant, Tess of the Horribles! Which one of your half-wit staff came up with that idiot idea, or was it your own wee brain that gave birth to it?
You see, I suppose that, in a country where most of the population is pretty depressed about the state of their affairs, disillusioned by incompetent government and displeased about the turning of London 2012 into Moscow of the Brezhnev 70s, with Zil lanes for the party elite, and most good seats for the games, which are causing such disruption for the ordinary people, going to Barclaycard, McDonald's and BT's elite customers, it's quite likely that people will wish to protest in some way. Certainly there will be protests by disabled people over the audacity of the paralympics being being sponsored by Atos, the soulless organisation that delights in making the lives of the ill such unimaginable misery.
Certainly it will be a little embarrassing when the tv cameras of the world focus on it, and they realise that the streets of London are not paved with gold for anyone except those and such as those. But most democracies have protesters. It won't be news.
But, Tess, old thing, if you make it illegal, people will still do it.
In fact according to what I read on Facebook last night they will do a lot more of it.
And then, because it's illegal, you will have to arrest them. And there will be fights and scuffles with the police... and that's going to look 10 times worse.
You really are a very stupid woman.