And the Philistines are back in government

Published: April 5, 2013 at 2:24am

The Times reports on Joe Mizzi, Minister for Roads, Infrastructure and Oil Exploration, a man who wouldn’t know a piece of great architecture if it ran him over, scraped him up and turned him into corned beef:

Asked whether the open theatre would be roofed, the minister said the whole project would be discussed with Mr Piano.

It has come to this. An unskilled worker who has spent the last 10 years making photocopies and being a general dogsbody in a business office will be leading the discussions with the world’s greatest living architect on how he thinks that architect’s work should be improved to keep Switcher Ken happy and content and singing Labour’s praises.

Whatever rogue gene was fed into our genetic pool 500 years ago has run riot and turned us into a big village of insufferable twerps.

The Minister for Roads, Infrastructure and Oil Exploration, who until four weeks ago was making photocopies and running errands for a living.

The Minister for Roads, Infrastructure and Oil Exploration, who until four weeks ago was making photocopies and running errands for a living.