With the costs reputed to have been £100,000 a time when Brown took his Cabinet on the road, it was surprising to read in The Independent today that Cameron plans to do the same. The Coalition government is always asking members of BIG SOCIETY for ideas on cost savings. Here is one – if they are hell bent on carrying out this nonsense – after all, how many Brummies, Mancunians and Liverpudlians are going to meet the Cabinet…or, indeed, would wish to?
My suggestion: use a secure Prison Van – spacious, room for the entire Cabinet and secure. We have quite a few of them already in this country so no need for further capital expenditure. I accept that the windows will have to be changed from Black to clear glass so that we can see our Cabinet at work and wave to them. They can also see what ordinary people look like and wave at us.
I may have to award myself another OBE for this idea.