Well, you no doubt know of the incident already and the headline speaks for itself – but Libby Purves really is spot on over at The Times on the appalling story of the two policewomen arrested for "illegal childminding" whilst watching one another's babies. Indeed, she outdoes herself on the vituperative rhetoric front:
"Send in stormtroops to smear puréed apple and vomit over the concrete barricades of Westminster! Ofsted, that giant mutant Godzilla of the education world, has finally stepped over the last line and shown how deeply the State despises us."
Most enjoyable. Indeed, she ends with a point worth heeding and a question far from rhetorical: "Today, it seems, ordinary life has been made illegal. Do you remember voting for that?"
By Alex Deane