The plot thickens…The Observer carried a report that says that the proposed change has been pushed down the agenda since each department usually has one bill each session and as a result, there isn’t time in the next year for the much vaunted changes to be introduced. I mean, who are these people who think legislation regulating cross-media ownership is more important…tsk. Metropolitan trendies no doubt.

Further damning Parliamentary news reaches me, with smoking about to be banned in the bars of Westminster and the B & H manufactured ‘House of Commons King Size’ to be abandoned. Is nothing sacred? I am alone in thinking that Mr Tony Blair is a Muslim? It wasn’t like this when I ran Private Eye, I can tell you.