And, in a week where two aristocratic divorcees made each other very happy, gay rights campaigners made an important point. If the heir to the throne can now re-marry – unthinkable just 50 years ago – then why can’t gay couples marry even once?

This is a sensible question, and one which should receive urgent attention from legislators. To continue to deny the right of marriage to a large chunk of society, based only on the sex of the person they happen to love, is clearly an absurd violation of the notion of equality. Marriage should be available to everyone, or no-one. Preferably everyone.

Her Majesty’s police force responded by detaining Peter Tatchell and two other OutRage activists under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act.

Well, it’s not like the police have got criminals to find or anything. For crying out loud.

I’ve taken the liberty of drafting an open letter to the Met by way of response:

Dear Metropolitan Police,

What do we pay you people for exactly?

Yours sincerely,

Urban Fox