Every once in a while, often in the middle of winter, I give some cash over to an Eastern European bloke in the Sainsbury's carpark, and he washes my car. We both go away happy.
The big shock story on BBC Breakfast this morning was that there are unregulated car washers out there.
Among the factors listed as hampering 'responsible' car washers were the minimum wage and national insurance. This being the BBC, that wasn't the spin of the story.
Is there any enterprise for which they wouldn't support state intervention?