Popular singing group is Britain’s only hope

In Syria, the state has declared war on its own people. Meanwhile, in Blessed Albion, two news stories given prominence today include Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters supporting Argentina’s piquish claim to a godforsaken lump of rock in the middle of the South Atlantic, and a promise by Smiths guitarist and songwriter Johnny Marr to reform the onetime cult beat combo, provided that the UK’s Conservative-Liberal coalition government steps down.

David Cameron is reported to be a fan of the Smiths, much to Mr Marr’s embarrassment.

Only in England.