All of which reminds us of a long-running BOM theme. Sir Stu has been a retailer man and boy these 35 years. He knows his frilly displays inside out, is totally comfortable with his pricing points, and understands the whole business backwards.
Contrast that with say the Commissar, who knows nothing about health other than what she's somehow gleaned in the last 18 months. Or zero qualifications Alan Johnson, who knows even less about education. Or Des Browne, who knows no more about military matters than you or I, yet now holds the lives of our servicemen in his hands.
Why do any of them think they're remotely equipped to do the job?
And why do we let them get away with it?