That's one way of putting it. Another way of putting it is that British government is in utter meltdown, and there be even more stapler-sized holes in the walls of No10 this afternoon. Brown gave assurances on the matter, on the very day the Home Office rejects it - this is what passes for government. It is pure panto. And it would be funny - if these clowns weren't also in charge of the economy. Words fail.
UPDATE: David Willetts has just put it beautifully in a speech at Demos: "Today is a very significant day, when Joanna Lumley took over the Government."