Really, I have heard of some daft Government policies, Cones hotlines, Dangerous dogs, 5-a-day, etc.
But today takes the biscuit big time. At the G20 Alistair Darling and Gordon Brown started advocating the tobin tax. This is an old left idea for taking a tax on all international finance transfers.
Not only do very few countries agree with this idea, it is simply impractical to implement; and wrong. more tax is never the answer as all good capitalist know.
What really staggers me though is that Badger and Brownstuff could promote this idea in the very week in which they confirm the UK taxpayer is to own the largest international bank in the world by assets and 43% of another top 20 bank.
So the UK government now owns banks and is advocating a policy which will cripple there recovery. This is beyond stupidity, it really is.
In years to come the political world will have a new lexicon for all this Government;
'as stupid as a Brown plan' - for a truly appalling policy announcement
'even Brown would not have done that' - for a really turkey of an idea