Damian Carrington’s Guardian blog reveals that Oliver Letwin wants a hard edit done on environmental legislation and guidance so that it can all be reduced to 50 pages to mimic the ‘success’ of the NPPF edit.
Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt (James Naughtie please note spelling), is even now whittling down Hamlet’s 32,241 verbose words to something a bit more manageable. We believe he has got down to: ‘Not a whit, we defy augury. There is special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, ’tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come—the readiness is all. Since no man, of aught he leaves, knows what is’t to leave betimes, let be.’ but there is obviously a lot of fat in there still to be cut.
Science Minister ‘two brains’ Willets has been given the task of editing down Charles Darwin’s ‘big book’ On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection to a Twitter-compatible ‘things vary, life’s a struggle, fittest survive, best genes get commoner’.
Mozart clearly has too many notes – just cut a few and it will be perfect.
But seriously, he cannot be serious!
I would write more – but I have run out of space!