Not that it's worth taking serious time over, but I would just like to record my satisfaction at this piece of news. Is it part of what David sees as a 'huge overreaction'? I don't think so. There doesn't seem to be any good reason why public money should be devoted to supporting boorishly abusive behaviour like that of Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross in this case. David brings in the home repossession rate and the fact of European countries going cap in hand to the IMF as comparative reference points. They have nothing to do with the issue. It isn't like World War II either, but it was a disgrace to the BBC, as well as to the two individuals directly responsible.