I've just read something that's left me utterly gobsmacked. You know when you read something, and your first thought is, it's not the 1st of April yet, is it?
I'm afraid I'm rather out of touch with the news these days; if it's not reported on my local radio station at 7:30am, the chances are I probably won't hear about it. But every now and then I go and take a look at the news sites, and see if anything of note is taking place. Today I stumbled across this piece in the Guardian about the banning of books in prisons.
Apparently in November, the justice minister Christ Grayling, decreed that prisoners may not receive any parcels from outside of the prison unless there are "exceptional circumstances."
Is it just me, or does this all sound a bit... Orwellian?