Chuka Umunna insists UK banks should be broken up, in order to make them - he says - more competitive. It is a surreal experience hearing a Labour spokesman arguing the virtues of competition while the coalition insists that concentrating UK banking into five banks is in no way problematic...
That's the thing about politics. You may think it's confusing, and not relative to us at all. But all it takes is a teenager with a laptop and a story to share, and it seems a completely different story.
Even when we lose all hope in our seemingly hopeless race of humanity, there is still a flickering and poignantly strong light at the end of the tunnel. And that light, ladies and gentlemen, is the light of us teenagers.
Last week's GDP figures are undoubtedly good in that there is a return to overall growth. The problem is that once you examine the data there is little to demonstrate that we have moved away from reliance on precisely the sectors and behaviour that got us into the financial mess in the first place.