Dunno what sort of portfolio Transport Minister Simon Bridges thinks he’s in charge of.
But it looks seriously as if his ministerial domain includes a monopoly with a huge appetite for robbing the modern-day road traveller – a modern-day Dick Turpin, no less.
In this case, however, the outfit that is robbing us makes Turpin look like a choirboy and is government-approved.
It’s a company that has been licensed to print its own money by a government which in so many other matters – charter schools, for example – is about giving the public more choice.
This company is in the business of testing people for their driving licences.
It guarantees a strong revenue stream by failing the poor buggers, obliging them to come back time and time again for another go.
And it collects that much more money each time.
You could call it repeat business.