Is this anyone’s idea of a good time?

Do you live in London?  Do you have plans for Tuesday 8 February?  Does this event at the Southbank Centre sound like your idea of a good time?

Following the success of the 2010 sell-out Think Tank Clash we’ve invited the UK’s leading think tanks including Demos, IPPR, ResPublica, Policy Exchange, Reform, the Fabian Society and others to compete in Think Tank Clash II hosted by writer, broadcaster and comedy scriptwriter John O’Farrell, author of The Best a Man Can Get.

Based on the model of a sound system clash, some of the leading minds of the UK’s think tanks compete to persuade the audience with the power of their ideas. Calling on star witnesses to support their arguments, Think Tank Clash II examines notions of truth, justice, respect and community in a series of tightly timed sessions. No jargon allowed, no rambling and no abstentions as the audience decides who wins.

Ideas are the new house music! Policy geeks are the new Chemical Brothers!!

I despair.