So here’s a thing… you’re in a damaged vehicle at high speed… there’s an experienced driver at the wheel… and you tear him away from what he does best, replacing him with someone who smiles nicely but has never driven a vehicle before. Does that make sense? No. But nonetheless, it’s what Britain did on the last General Election.

And now? It’s exactly as Gordon Brown predicted. A double-dip recession, followed by stagnation. And what do our fine politicians do? Yes… that’s right… they engage in petty squabbling and summary tinkering which is akin to rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic.

Worst of all, the only thing we seem to be able to talk about is what one MP may or may not have said to a police officer in an argument over which exit to use. Don’t we have more important things to talk about? Like how to save our economy? No. Apparently not. Let’s dwell on something of no importance whatsoever instead, it’s much less scary than having to face the real issues.

But will smoke & mirrors save David Cameron and his little childhood aristocratic friend Gideon “George” Osborne? Yes. Probably. Because the people of Britain have proved that they are actually that stupid.

See also People, Politics & the State of Britain, which I wrote shortly before the General Election.