To witness the praxis, station yourself outside the Driving Test Centre, Elgar Road South, Reading, at about 1140 tomorrow morning, as No Good Boyo turns up for his driving test.
On entering the Palace of the Caesars in fallen Constantinopole, Mehmed II is said to have recalled the words of Ferdowsi:
"The spider holds the veil in the palace of Caesar,
"And the owl stands sentinel in the watch-tower of Afrasiab".
Or perhaps he just had a vision of No Good Boyo's car.