Despite becoming Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles still enjoys bashing Labour as much as he did when he was Tory party chairman.
Today he is highlighting “Harriet Harman’s Serene Green Tranquillity Room” built as part of a £2.4 million refit of the offices used by her Equalities Office. Described as “a 21st Century… space of quality, air and light, where we can work, relax and refuel in a natural ebb and flow”.
So bascially civil servants can loaf about doing nothing in comfort…
Next month it will be decided, according to the Guardian, as to if Dave will speak at Nick’s party conference and vice-versa:
The issue is due to be discussed at a joint political cabinet at the end of July, when the two parties will also decide how to co-ordinate policy announcements at their respective conferences and how to sell the success of the joint government’s first few months.
Risky. Very, very risky. It could end in tears since the grassroots of both parties have fought viscerally for generations. A lot of booing won’t look good on telly…
Currently punters on specialist bookies Political Smarkets lean towards it happening, giving a 60% chance of Clegg addressing Tory conference and a 70% probability that Cameron will try to charm the sandalistas. Guido reckons they are asking for trouble…
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You’re either in front of Guido, or you are behind…
Guido was out on the terrace of the Commons last night quaffing the last of the subsidised wine so missed This Week. Diane Abbott may well come to regret the reputational damage resulting from her running for leader. It was as some have commented a humdinger, by popular request here is the five minute battering that Brillo gave to her. Something tells Guido her contract won’t be renewed…