Let's assume, for a second, that Topshop or Vodafone or one of the Conservative Party's other favoured tax shelters masquerading as businesses produced a limited edition range, and people bought them all up and sold them on at an enormous price mark-up. MPs would be, I'd say, quite annoyed?

But this is about the arts, and the bottomless well of embittered chinless zealots that the Conservative party draws its top talent from still has this desire to collectively punish every creative person in the country because we didn't vote for Thatcher in the '80s. And this is why you get shit like this: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politi…

Under any ordinary government, it would be irregular for someone to be appointed Secretary for a sector of society after they've explicitly stated they don't want that sector to be allowed to run its own business and make its own money in a legal fashion. But this is the government that appointed Michael Gove Education Secretary, and made Andrew Lansley and Jeremy Hunt responsible for the NHS, so it's actually business as usual. Just so long as nobody suggests regulating the banks!

You know those private dinners for the incredibly wealthy David Cameron goes to where he invariably does something absolutely insane, like talking about the need for constant austerity while sat atop a golden throne, or comparing himself to Jesus Christ and/or a leading brand of sink plunger? I think we should buy up the tickets for those, and let the ordinary people attend them. I'm sure Cameron would appreciate the principle.