Just when you thought you'd read all the fatuous, addle-brained, vacuous and inane solutions to the debt crisis, from farming sunbeams to making computers out of vegetables, along comes Polly with an idea so startling, so original, so simple that we are stunned, amazed and entranced; Europe's crisis can be solved, says Lady Toynbee, by taking all the rich English people's money away and giving it to Greece and Spain.
Miliband must be striking his palm against his considerable forehead this morning "Of course! Why didn't Balls tell me this?" and amidst the pink end of the Coalition will be a quiet muttering of support "Yes, let's seize all the five bedroom houses and any gardens over an acre! Anyone with more than fifty grand in the bank, anyone with three cars - they don't need 'em, let's take it!"