I remember watching Top Gear back in the days when it used to tell you useful things about cars you could actually afford. Interesting things, like the capacity of the boot and how many miles per gallon you could get if you drove at a constant 37.5 miles per hour. Now, alas, the three overgrown schoolboys that present the programme spend their time driving cars that I can't even afford to look at around roads that I'll never visit, or in juvenile escapades with only passing relevance to cars and driving. Take last night's programme for instance, half of which comprised the puerile presenters pretending to build an electric car and drawing willies on their faces.
What has all of this got to do with family law? Well, in his Sunday Times column yesterday the great Jeremy Clarkson gave us the benefit of his wisdom on raising children. The pretext for the article was the announcement last week by a government parenting adviser that lesbian women make better parents than heterosexual couples. Clearly unafraid of the political correctness police, Clarkson pronounces himself glad that his father wasn't a lesbian, and on the way gives us the benefit of his wisdom on the National Academy for Parenting Practitioners, artificial insemination, the British Association for Adoption & Fostering, Italians and global warming. How a once-great newspaper like The Thunderer can print this rubbish, I don't know.
Come back Chris Goffey and Quentin Wilson, all is forgiven.