Talk About Spin

Our lovable mates the Indian government are at it again I see. This shower are as bent as Uri Geller's cutlery drawer.

Monsoon rains June 1st- Set 5th are now only 21% behind normal they gleefully announced today, completely glossing over the fact that this makes 2009 the worst monsoon year since 1972.

Rains in the northwest, where next season's wheat will shortly start to get planted, are now 'only' 34% down, they add.

Meanwhile they've extended a ban on edible oil exports to September 2010.

"Don't panic, there's plenty of food to go round, loads of it, and as soon as we find the key to the stores we're going to let you have some of it, honest."