So why is the government still insisting on playing Supernanny with its parenting classes tripe? And even more worrying was this week's report of backhanders between the Scientologists and London's police. What could they possibly have in common? Could it be they are hatching plots to scheme even greater force? This is all sounding too TomKat spooky for comfort. So, let's reject such encroachment with the 16th edition of City Slicker's "Week's Action, Weekend Reaction".
1) Shocked by the 327,466 "problem drug users" in the UK putting us top of the European tables? React by getting tanked instead (after all, it's bad form not to celebrate an anniversary) at Tamarai, London's latest Pan-Asian extravaganza. The impressive drinks list warrants a liquid diet. 167 Drury Lane, WC2
2) Unimpressed by Britain's lag in the worldwide galleries race to buy art? React by owning your own Hirst or Emin for £36 at the Royal College of Art Secret exhibition and sale. The catch? They are postcard size and the artist remains anonymous until purchased. But if you do pick that one-off Hockney, how cool will you feel? Sale on Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 10am-4pm
3) Already annoyed by all the Christmas best gift ideas lists? React by planning ahead for once and head to the Shoreditch Photographic Print Sale. An early chance to pick up something more original than a Body Shop gift set. Today to Sun.