The random selection of MPs by a new computer nick-named 'RADO' has thrilled the nation. It is going to be repeated for a second Parliament. Against a backdrop of economic recession and dodgy bankers the Queen invites the President of the United States for a State Visit. With his second term in office coming to an end he is easily persuaded to use RADO back home and dissolve the Senate. In the UK the nation's mind concentrates on fund-raising for the forthcoming London Olympics. In a 'credit crunch' can the country afford to emulate the success of Beijing? Are there more deserving cases than a three week jamboree for a few hundred athletes?