What I find amazing about government ministers (of all parties, I am afraid) is that they think that can improve things, by blanket micro management rulings, by name and shame style league tables, and by fining those that step out of line -- without apparently (though I guess we should give them the benefit of the doubt) much thought for the downsides of their regulations. Often the aims are perfectly laudable, but it's the means to the end which is the problem.
Take Chris Grayling's announcement about young offenders last week. I am sure that there is hardly a soul in the land who would not want troubled young offenders to regain a stable pattern of life. But the idea that this is to be (partly) achieved by having lights out at 10.30 pm across the young offenders' institutions (if that is what he really did say) is not just cloud-cuckooland. It dangerously dirigiste. Surely you have to trust the heads of those institutions to use their judgements about bedtime (I mean they are not aiming to encourage disruption, are they?)
The same goes for bad cancer-diagnosing doctors.