With all the excitement of the Labour Conference speech by that waxing star of the Comintern, Red Ed Miliband, this little story may have escaped your notice. I’ll save you the bother of clicking the link by giving you a short précis but feel free to read it while you still enjoy any form of freedom. A shortage of toilet paper, reportedly due to the socialist central planning mode of government enjoyed by the people of Venezuela, has forced the Venezuelan government into emergency mode. Hoarders of toilet paper face drastic punishments and the National Guard of Venezuela has seized toilet paper production facilities to ensure that production and distribution is “monitored”. This isn’t surprising. Socialist states do seem to[…]