A Culture Minister is not enough to coordinate the flipping of protest graffiti on the canvas sheeting of hoarding.

You also need a Chairman of the European Capital of Culture to supervise works on site. You never know.

Here’s Jason Micallef this morning, facing the prospect of imminent redundancy as the hollow Valletta 2018 program fades into oblivion, forgotten like a Sphinx Pastizzeria pizza exceptional only in not having managed to cause prolonged heartburn, diversifying into supervision of mock ‘restoration’ programs made of ripping out perfectly good flagstones and piling them up on a side while someone tries to crack the code of the box where the plans of what to replace them with are hidden.

Hey Jason? Are you standing on the far side of the square to check if you can read ‘Daphne was Right’ the right way round?