There is a lot to like about the Liberal Democrats - the little yellow bird they have as their emblem, the nice old man they have running the show - but today they've churned out a survey with the usefulness of a Cornish nationalist in the Scottish parliament.
The survey, carried out by London Assembly's Liberal Democrats, found an adult ticket at Leicester Square can cost £12.45 more than in Europe
The 'survey' shows that to see a film on Saturday night at a top cinema in Leicester Square costs £17.50 for an adult ticket, while the average cost for a show across 10 European capitals is just £4.95.
It is however, rubbish. Comparing the most expensive cinema in London against the average ticket price in Europe is bound to throw up this sort of result. The average ticket price in London is not £17.50 and added to this, here in London we tend to earn quite a lot more than those in Athens or Lisbon.
Perhaps there is a point to be made (just not this ham-fistedly) and perhaps cinema in London is a little expensive (although probably no more so than any other pursuit in London), but it isn't "becoming a luxury few can afford" as Dee Doocey, London assembly's Liberal Democrat Culture spokesperson claims. If few could afford it, the price wouldn't be that high - simple economics.
We'll see you in Showcase Wood Green on a tuesday with £3.75 in hand. Go and see The Departed, it's brill.