I know, I know, my titles are becoming even more obscure than The Times crossword! However, those who follow American politics will instantly pick up my reference to yesterday's confirmation of Mr. Scott Pruitt as the Director of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the equivalent, as one opponent put it, of placing a fox in charge of a hen-house! In his previous position as Attorney General for Oklahoma - yes, that Oklahoma where "We know we belong to the land/ And the land we belong to is grand" - he sued the EPA on at least 13 different occasions. Honestly, I would pay serious money to be present at the first top management meeting he holds as boss of the EPA! And can you imagine the wailing and shrieking that will emanate from the meeting-room? All those swivel-eyed, mouth-dribbling, Greenie 'Gauleiters' who have, hitherto, swaggered and bullied their bossy way into other people's lives and livings will now have to choose between sticking with their safe government jobs and fat pensions or flouncing off in a huff to earn a pittance as an agitation 'groupuscle'.