We are living in the midst of an economic meltdown, which as the latest economic figures reveal is being made worse not better by a Chancellor whose incompetence and mendacity is now beyond doubt.
Boris Johnson's abortive journey on a zip line aside, the Olympics have so far buffered the Government against the leftfield excesses of the silly season.
'I was as polite to him as his breath would allow...'. So wrote Jane Austen in a letter to her sister Cassandra, displaying