Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Les incompétents

I think that we said right at the beginning that they were no good. Well, at least it's out in the open now. They are use to neither man nor beast. I've always thought Hague was grossly over-rated.

Still, says Quentin Letts, in fine form, at least he did not mention a "toolkit". That was the horrid cliché uttered several times by James Brokenshire, a Home Office minister. Mr Brokenshire, who may or may not be descended from Daleks, was talking earlier about anti-social behaviour and kept wittering on about his "toolkit" of policies. No doubt his civil servants have told him to say this but he should ignore them. Then he took it further. He started saying that the Government had "a suite of tools".

The word "tool" has more than one meaning, of course. And indeed it has.