Talking of irresponsible blogging, and not applying the same standard of criticism to your own arguments as you would to the assertions of your opponents...Wow, what fun it is! Spent a large chunk of last night in a libertarian bitch-fest which resulted in not much that I can remember, save for this:
There were 2000 officials responsible for running the British Raj. There are 5000 officials running the Isle of Wight.
I've tried to check this out, but have run up against various walls. If anyone knows better, do tell, but it afforded just the right amount of outrage and indignation at the time.