Who says politics can’t be fun? The suits in Whitehall obviously feel they’re behind the pack on the computer gaming front, and are having a model UK population developed for them to play with in a simulation program, much like the classic game SimCity. This anonymous synthetic populace will enable them to study the effects policy decisions will have on the demographics affected by them. I wonder if they’ll discover that the general contentment of the virtual citizens increases if they’re left alone for a few days in a row?