Yesterday I went to Manchester’s famous Heaton Park, to *spend* money at the much advertised garden centre. At the park entrance, Jobsworth on the driveway asked me for £1.50 for parking. I explained that I was not visiting the park but going to shop at the garden centre. “Doesn’t matter mate” came the terse reply. “No problem mate, let me turn the motor round and I’ll shop elsewhere” I countered. “No problem mate” replied Jobsworth once again. B & Q’s gain, ratepayers’ loss. Pathetic isn’t it.