I cannot contain my delight at David Cameron's having used the verb "to bicycle". The Prime Minister told the Standard: "If my protection team let me bicycle, I'd happily bicycle." This is in contrast to "to cycle", and follows his having said recently, in relation to phone hacking, "I think everyone in this House [of Commons] and indeed this country will be revolted by what they have heard and what they have seen on their television screens." For the first time in some decades, we have a British Prime Minister who speaks English - with verbs, and everything. Goodbye, "the principle of subsidiarity". Farewell, "endogenous growth theory". Shut the door on the way out, "a pretty straight sort of guy". Hooray.