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Editor’s blog Sunday 8 August 2010: Dunce's hat for milk monitor Milton

Back at primary school, back in the day, we used to get free milk. If we were lucky, the crate was delivered not too long before mid-morning break, and the milk would still be coldish. But we weren't often lucky, and it was usually lukewarm

For me, the taste of lukewarm milk is Proustian. Marcel had his madeleines; I had little 1/3 pint-bottles of school milk. I'm not sure if that says more about Proust than me ...

School milk is a potent political signal in the UK. 'Maggie Thatcher, milk snatcher' remains vivid in many a memory.

Ah, the 1970s. Those dear dead days beyond recall.

Which makes the quality of political judgment being shown by health minister Anne Milton on this very issue particularly surprising.

But we are not even at the comprehensive spending review. You ain't seen nothing yet.