At last we know what the UK general election is really about: it's the Tandooris against the Tories.
If any of the parties had a message to make us sit up and take notice, they would be shouting it from the rooftops now.
'Public support for cancelling the election amid the foot-and-mouth crisis was always an expression of the anti-political mood of our times.'
'Attach it to pretty much anything you (don't) like, from scientific research to supermarkets, and the prefix "modern" has become a boo-word, to be pronounced with a sneer.'
'We are left with a raging national debate over when the general election should be, while the small matter of what that election is actually going to be about passes almost without comment.'
Must-reads from the past week
'We seem to have lost sight of any distinction between rational measures to cope with an animal disease, and the irrational attempt to put the countryside (if not the entire country) into quarantine.'
As UK No Smoking Day approaches, spiked calls for a No Sermonising Day instead.