On the matter of overpaid MPs with altogether too little to do ... may we ask Mr Quango what business his colleagues have pronouncing on the shortcomings of the Premier League ?
We have become wearily accustomed to Keith Vaz and his Home Affairs committee grandstanding on any issue he considers is worthy of a sound-bite on the News and fleeting paragraph or two in the tabloids, so I suppose we can't be entirely amazed when the Culture committee does likewise. But can there be any reason whatever why a nano-second of Parliamentary time is devoted to this topic, or why the Sports Minister greets the 'report' with "If football does not deliver then we will look at bringing forward legislation" ?
Is a state subsidy required to keep Walcott at the Arsenal ? Is soccer distracting the yeomen of England from their archery practice? Does Balotelli's haircut contravene Health and Safety ? Are soccer stadiums occupying land urgently needed for agriculture ? Is there perhaps a Trade Descriptions angle: are people falsely being promised cultured football or something like that ? Is the carbon footprint of a Cup Final going to make the UK bust its emissions targets ? Was the hair for Rooney's transplant obtained from people-trafficked minors ? Was Bercow once wrongfully thwarted in his ambition to play in goal for West Ham ?
What is going on ?