Fool that I am, I used to believe that reality television shows were democratic and fun. No longer. At the moment, the Big Brother franchise is holed below the waterline having exposed the manipulative lengths it will go to avoid the telly scrapheap. Why then don't the participants seem to realise that they are merely cannon fodder; goons to be manipulated by rich television companies, which will use them in the eternal race for cheap programming, fatter profits and a bigger audience share?
And that is why the current Blair witch hunt is not dissimilar to the public lynching of Jade Goody. So if Levy gets done, will somebody please convince Tony to check into rehab? Everybody else is.
With such Labour troubles amidst, it was with blessed timing that yesterday marked the opening of From Major to Minor at The Political Cartoon Gallery. This brilliant exhibition doesn't feature the Milk Snatcher herself, but does chart the downward Tory spiral since she left office. Until 17 March.
The Political Cartoon Gallery
32 Store Street, London, WC1
0207 580 1114