I was amused to read today that Gordon Brown was telling us to be more frugal and not to waste so much food.
He's absolutely right, of course, but is it the PM's job to tell us how to run our households?
The context is the G8 summit in which I suspect most people in this country are profoundly disinterested and on which there is unlikely to be much real progress in solving the world's growing food shortages. So he chose to pronounce on a subject that plays well to the audience at home (nothing party political about this - all politicians do it)
The fact that his involvement is controversial is all to the good - the media have all picked up on it.
Those who hate the idea of the 'nanny state' will object vociferously. Those that think that it's time we all addressed these issues will approve.
Shows there's a need for this blog though ;-)