Trevor Phillips, of whom we have all heard before, especially because of his deeply nasty and deliberate joke about the late Queen Mother, now presumes to decide who and who should not be in the Cabinet: The Daily Mail has this.

The Huntsman must have missed the election at which Mr. Phillips, who because of his filthy joke about the Queen Mother must be adjudged a rotter, was elected Prime Minister and thus won the right to decide who and who should not be in the Cabinet.

None of your fair and reasonable meritocracy, then, for Mr. Phillips, but positive discrimination for some second raters just because they are from an ethnic or social minority.

Whatever happened to the concept of the right person for the right job? Or is The Huntsman just a Delightful Dinosaur? I think we should be told.