The BBC has a round-up of “experts'” views on “Iran’s nuclear crisis”. Helpfully, after the introduction to the piece, each comment is abstracted to a single line. One of the wise men questioned by Auntie—Sanam Vakil, of the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington—offers this new insight into the affair:

“The Iranians need some really big carrots”

And I thought it was only on TV that the presence of nuclear power stations gave rise to giant mutant vegetables.