HERE we go again? The circus that was last summer’s invasion by gypsies, travellers and travelling showpeople, of some of the area’s open space may or may not happen again in 2014.

But judging by the two incursions in Poole in the past 24 hours, the problem certainly hasn’t gone away. Borough of Poole will spend a good deal of money on legal action and assessing the welfare needs of the temporary residents.

As predicted, the inability of the council to designate a transit site on which to move these illegal encampments is already looking like a huge, collective political failure.