• In his recent speech, James Reilly offered the following explanation for his addition of two primary care centres in his own constituency.
"The criteria are quite extensive and because all of them act in different ways it is a bit like a multiplier. One and one makes two and two and two makes four but four by four makes 16 and not four and four which makes eight, and so it is with this. It is a logistical logarithmic progression. There is nothing simple about it."
The above puts one in mind of Orwell's book, where Squealer the Pig made the following speech to the animals at Animal Farm.