There'll always be an England.
One of my new friends answered: "They keep a supply of old men."
And so the machinery grinds on. We see this in the seemingly ever increasing amount of "witless functionaries" placed in high positions of responsibility who seem completely unable to make simple decisions regarding right & wrong and who seem amazed when they are challenged on their inactivity. They do though possess an unerring ability to silence those who might disturb the tranquility of the Millpond by asking impertinent questions.
The figure of the bureaucrat has presented a target rich environment for comedians lo these many years - especially in Britain. Government functionaries who, like the Vogons of The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy, just don't seem able to grasp the responsibilities with which they have been entrusted. But they are exceptionally good at preventing anyone who does have a clue from accomplishing anything. They become the petty tyrants of comedic history.
Below is a double-header of videos displaying this madness. Female Genital Mutilation (mutilation, oh what an evil word) and Honour Killings are being downplayed, it seems, for the sake of what should be seen to be the most of Orwellian of terms, "community cohesion".
It might be funny if it didn't involve human lives and the very future of Western Civilisation.
It might be, but it isn't.
The first is a 7 minute video on the reign of the Vogons in Britain.
The second is a 5 minute clip from the esteemed Robert Spencer.