I have been involved recently in a series of Local Govt meetings looking at ways of stream-lining services and making the best use of the money available. Quite apart from information overload, it has made me realise how there is an issue here for the election. None of the parties dare to let us know the mess we are in financially. Whoever gets in – and like many, I suspect it will be a hung parliament – will have to squarely face up to clearing up the economic muddle.
Not an easy prospect. And not an easy thought for the day. So I am going to put my feet up and switch off, gladdened by the thought that there are younger and fitter, and abler minds than mine at work.