After two weeks of avoiding the news, papers and basically anything to do with politics whatsoever it's kind of depressing to return to it and find nothing has changed.
The Tories are still unconservative, the Lib Dems are still a leaderless rabble and Labour continue to drag this country into ever deeper mess while the press work hard to demonise the PM while virtually ignoring the far more worrying comments coming from other members of the government.
The outrageously sexist Harriet Harman continues her campaign to feminise the world while our Foreign Secretary appears on radio to heap praise on a Marxist terrorist and tell us that he thinks terrorism is justifiable.
Of course, it's always been a quiet time for politics during the summer recess, but I can't believe that some of the things which have been uttered by our political class over the last two weeks have not been held up to greater scrutiny. It's not good enough to just excuse them as just being part of the "silly season" - some of these comments reveal the true nature of the people who run this country and yet our press virtually ignore them.
Fifty years ago the likes of Alan Duncan, Harriet Harman, David Miliband and Peter Mandelson would have been sacked or forced to resign at the very least.
They used to say that a week is a long time in politics - and so it was when we actually had politicians and political parties worthy of the name. Now it seems that this current crop can say what they like and get away with it as long as they are gay, female or subscribe to the same progressive doctrine that dominates the media these days.