As regular readers may recall, my 25 years as professor of government at the University of Hull were celebrated at the end of last year at receptions in both the House of Lords and the University. My colleagues in the Politics Department gave me a card which read ‘Congratulations – you may now wear the Giant Hat of Cleverness’. Given that wording, they decided they had better present me with the Giant Hat of Cleverness, which they duly did. The picture shows me holding the hat. I didn’t wear it. It didn’t fit. My head was too big. I thought the picture, though, may lend itself to a caption competition. There will be a commendation, possibly even a prize, for the reader coming up with the most fitting (no pun intended, well actually there is) caption. Deletion of comments may apply to the least appropriate….