This week’s Daily Telegraph has done a great deal to educate us about our rulers. Reading about the activities of Phil Hope, from the Ministry of Health, I was reminded of Chesterton’s 1922 poem about education, Citizenship:
For he will learn, if he will try,
The deep interior truths whereby
We rule the Commonwealth ;
What is the Food-Controller’s fee
And whether the Health Ministry
Are in it for their health.