Some hold that Prime Minister's Questions is a 'bear pit' although in my opinion it is more like a kindergarten class of noisy, rude and ill-behaved children. (Kindergarten. fm German: children's garden) That MPs seem to be getting younger and younger may have something to do with my advanced years, but I digress.
On the subject of the kindergarten aspect of our politics I suppose it only natural I should return to the baby of them all, Chloe Smith. As we all know young Chloe has just been promoted to the position of Economic Secretary to the Treasury, albeit, presumably having been just an administrator with Deloitte, she knows nothing about economics.
A correspondent from Norwich advises me that after her elevation a number of what he termed 'sycophantic' letters of praise appeared in the local press. The cynic in me wonders if these letters were spontaneous or whether they were 'orchestrated' by the local Conservative Party. One constituent, writing in the Norwich Evening News, was not so enamoured (no link unfortunately):
The last paragraph of J. Bennett's letter emphasises one of the reasons why the present system of democracy must be changed - and now!