Have ministers lost touch with reality?
In true Westminster style, I have just been having a "private" chat with sources.
And it is highly revealing, apparently ministers are staggered to learn that their schemes to help businesses through the recession, in some cases announced months ago, are not helping!
They should read The Journal more often! Click here for a recent story that I wrote about the failure of a key scheme.
And I learn that sources within the car industry are "frustrated" that the Government is too focussed on saving the banks and not enough in the real world, that place where most people work and live.
Unimaginable amounts have been "spent" propping up greedy bankers who gambled everything but have left us to pick up the tab.
But measures to help the car industry are yet to materalise, despite that employing tens of thousands of people - not least it seems because of a "lack of clarity" about who is supposed to do what.
A senior auto insider said the Treasury and Bank of England seem unsure who has responsibility for what.
And chuck Business Secretary Lord Mandy into the mix, and it is combustible combination.
The insider also bemoaned the fact the British ministers have failed to grasp the importance of helping British industry, rather than tacking it on as an afterthought.
Apparently, the French and Germans do it much better.