Whenever I think of the Competition Commission, I am reminded of the Vogons in Douglas Adams’s comedy science fiction book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

The Vogons are an alien race that demolishes the Earth to make way for an intergalactic highway, earthlings be damned. Adams describes the Vogons as obstinate and officious; they are employed as the galactic government’s bureaucrats, and bureaucracy is all they know...

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