On Monday I reprised my old line that “in Britain everything is policed except crime” – and it got a little revival around the Internet in light of two stories. The first was that Peter Goodman, the nincompoop who serves as Chief Constable of the Derbyshire police, had ordered the Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir to admit women. A male voice choir is a completely different sound, musically speaking, from a mixed choir – just as the Spice Girls would be a different thing if it were ordered to admit Spice Boys. So, after six decades as a police choir, the Derbyshire lads have now had to sever all association with the constabulary. Well done, Mr Goodman!