There are times when it's difficult not to be rendered totally speechless by an example of superlative idiocy. Today featured one of those times.
Alongside this Comrade Beeb article, detailing how incredible cockmonger Dr Alan Maryon Davis believes we all need a lot more nannying by the state, was a recording of his Today interview with John Humphrys.
Just before he launched into an extensive rundown of what he would like to see banned, he came out with this gem,
"I'm a Libertarian by nature"
Splutter! Did I hear that correctly? Hmmm, let's examine the evidence.
"Is the government 'nannying' us too much? Is it trying too hard to micro-manage our health?
I say firmly - no."
"I see an increasing acceptance that we, all of us, need not only more information and guidance from government, but also more legislation to save us from ourselves."
"We need to press for more legislation to improve and protect health and well-being.
We need a big stick to curb the worst excesses of the various commercial interests who shape our lifestyle. We've been largely successful with the tobacco industry, and now it's time to shift the focus onto alcohol and junk-food."
followed by ...
"What next? I would like to see a ban on smoking in cars with a child on board and a ban on displays of cigarettes in shops. I would like to see a real hike in tax on alcohol and a ban on deep price-cuts for booze. I would like to see a wider ban on junk-food adverts around TV programmes watched largely by children.
I would like to see a whole raft of other legislation for health."
Oh. I see what you mean now. You're a raving Libertarian and no mistake. I'm sure LPUK are Fedex-ing an application form to you as I write.
What an insufferably righteous helmet. And as Douglas Carswell points out, one that is paid for out of our taxes.
UPDATE: As mentioned briefly at the Kitchen, he speaks for yet another fake charity.