Hot and bothered

And still on the subject of our hapless government, Mole was tickled by the following joke he heard last week.

A man is in his car in a traffic jam when a guy taps on the window.

“Some terrorists have kidnapped Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling,” the guy says. “They are demanding £10m or they will pour petrol over them and set them alight, so we’re going from car to car to raise a collection.”

“What’s everyone else giving?” the man asks.

“Oh, about a gallon,” comes the answer.