The Millennium Dome was clearly of prime importance to the studio audience of BBC’s Question Time last week.
As well as requests for information on the contents (nobody knew), one interrogator wanted to hear what use the Greenwich structure will be put to after the Millennium celebration hangovers have faded.
It was suggested that it could house the ego of Conservative Party novelist and contender for the role of London’s new mayor, Jeffrey Archer.
“It wouldn’t be big enough,” somebody suggested, sotto voce.
And, although he denied the comment seconds later, the prime suspect for the outburst was Conservative culture spokesman Francis Maude.