While picking up my dry-cleaning in the high street recently, I came across a ‘celebrity magazine’ that informed me that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are to marry in a ‘spiritual ceremony’.
I am, of course, as romantic as the next person. But I was shocked to discover that the couple already have six children from a variety of different sources.
Building up a family is, of course, extremely time-consuming, and it would be charitable to suggest that Brad and Angelina have simply been too busy to tie the knot before.
But I am distressed by yet another example of the modern trend for not doing things in the correct order.
Even politicians haven’t got the hang of this. Personally, for example, I would have found out right at the beginning whether anyone liked my new framework for the NHS before I hung my government on it.