About 20 years ago, and a few days after I moved into the house where I still live, I noticed that the Islington Primary School a few minutes walk away was holding a summer fair. As I had a pre school age daughter, who in the nature of things would not continue pre school age for long, I thought I would take the chance to drop around. Have a look. Perhaps buy some buns, if buns for sale. It was basically a fete, with a number of stalls operated by parents, with the objective of raising a bit of money and having some fun. A popular attraction was a pillory occupied when I was there by our local MP. Local both in the sense of sitting for the constituency the school was in and actually just living around the corner. It was Jeremy Corbyn and the school was Ashmount Primary. So there he was, standing in a pillory, and for a small fee one could buy some wet sponges and throw them at him. Not, perhaps, a bad preparation for the job he now holds.