It is – of course – a mistake to deduce a causal relationship from a correlation but you may have noticed…
…27/09/2012: owntheroad.cc demands the resignation of Andrew Mitchell.
19/10/2012: Andrew Mitchell resigns.
Potty-mouth Mitchell has been replaced by man-of-the-people Sir George Samuel Knatchbull Young 6th Baronet, CH.
Luckily George – ‘the bicycling baronet’*– had the wisdom and self-control to be nothing but courteous to the lowly police officers who busted him for drunk driving back in the long-gone, Thatcher-lovin’ 1980’s, when Lance Armstrong was a teenage triathlete, Jimmy Savile a national treasure and triple-chainrings exotic.
*Social progress demands that George’s nickname be updated for the 21st Century. Due to changes in perception of appropriate behaviour for toffs in city centres Sir George’s use of the (insert compulsory adjective) humble bicycle is no longer worthy of comment and from now on he will be styled George ‘the baronet’ Young.