When Neil Kinnock treated R4's 'Today' to a large dose of windbag verbosity last week when avoiding answering his interviewer's question, my shouting at the small radio that sits on my desk turned the air blue. Brown and Blair get the same treatment when they appear on TV. But thank goodness for thick Edwardian brick walls - or I might very well find myself in the situation of 64 year old Martin Solomon, who has just been sentenced for the second time for swearing at politicians on his TV.
So many things are illegal in Labour's Britain these days one loses count of the new laws. Things that I grew up with as being perfectly legal, like shouting at the radio, are now, it seems, prohibited by Brown's State.