Stopping children smoking in their cars has to be a good thing I suppose, unless I’ve misunderstood this whole issue completely.

Now a week is a long time in politics and in the world of professional blogging it is something of a lifetime.

So following on from last week's moan where the politicians' lack of driving experience and empathy with the modern day motorist can only cause problems, as of last night it seems that the large majority of them want to poke their noses into what you do in your car every day.

Telling people what to do is a speciality of government. That’s what they do. If they have to tell people not to smoke in the same space as their children then people really are quite stupid.