Monday, January 29, 2007

Who put the wallpaper up John?

This morning, John Reid has been quoted across a number of papers for something he has written in the Guardian about the Home Office. In it he has said,
"If you renovate a house you start by taking the wallpaper off. It is only then that you discover more problems. That's what it is like in the Home Office"
A sweet little analogy with one tiny flaw, over the past ten years you've been cutting corners on the renovation by wallpapering over the wallpaper. Those layers that are being stripped off are of the Government's own making.

4 comments:

Curly said...

We know all that Dizzy, but at least it gives him something useful to do!

Chris Paul said...

Perhaps Mr Reid is now through the Clarke, Reid and Straw layers and onto the extraordinarily thin first Tory layers and is now on to the out of the Ark dodgy Wattle and Daub technology?

Roger Thornhill said...

I thought that was only what it was like at the Lord Chancellor's chambers...

Curly said...

Oh no, you could only remove his wallpaper with a hammer and chisel!