It has been fairly obvious for some time that we have a government who are through the bottom of the barrel and into the subsoil in their search for fresh or even workable ideas, which doesn't imply a new lot will necessarily be better, although, admitedly, at this stage it would be an acheivment not to be. However, in deciding that ministers know more, and better, than the combined learning of the scientific community they have added an almost unbelievable arrogance to the (growing) 'reasons why we need to go' list.
Of course they have not come out and said it in quite as stark a way as I may have implied - no - they have set up an inquiry to be carried out by a former senior civil servant. Well, as we all know what happens when this government don't get the answers they want, I won't be holding my breath for the outcome.
But hey, at least they'll get our tax money back from the 'investment' we all made in the banks - won't they?
-- Posted from my iPhone