And you sound suprised... Blame William the Conqueror.. damn beaurocracy!
I wish lol... The ironic reality with your point here is that they (Top Gear) knew the thing would never work before the launch, but they did it for the ****s and giggles... Let's just hope the real agency won't live out the same fate!
In reality I don't think we will see much difference. I think it's great we are singling out the agency and bringing attention to it, but my money is on them just being the point of contact through which we deal with ESA. I'd be very suprised if we saw any truely new projects on our sceptered isle.