There's been much controversy over at The Guardian and elsewhere over Boris Johnson's plans to spend £75,000 on a USA Day.
Much has been said about what this means for Boris's transatlantic policy and his wider political philosophy.
Personally I think the event sounds like a good idea, but it does seem as if we've all been wasting our time a bit:
Vanessa Feltz: While you're on the line Mayor Johnson, rumours have reached us that you have found £75,000 for a special USA Day. Is this true?[Pause]Boris: Err... Pass Vanessa.Vanessa: What do you mean pass? This isn't Mastermind.Boris: [Nervous giggle] Er it sounds to me. Er what we are certainly doing is er, trying to promote tourism...[waffle]It may be that what you're talking about is a plan to get... I think associated with the National Football League. I'm looking at my. I'm looking at Rebecca. Rebecca is nodding....