Before anyone gets the wrong idea, I called David Blunkett “Herr Blunkett” last week because I had been having lunch with a German friend who complimented the British on their relatively relaxed attitude to rules. No one has done so yet, but there’s no need to invoke Godwin’s law. I don’t admire Blunkett’s fondness for new legislation, but I certainly wouldn’t be pleased to see him go in the unlikely event that his affair brings him down.