Thursday, October 30, 2008

In these "difficult times"....

I keep on hearing the phrase "difficult times" from Brown and others, yet when I read that the cost of hosting the Cabinet in Birmingham was £61,920 (not including costs for local Police security) I find the word "profligacy" springing to mind.

I realise that some might say £61,920 isn't very much money in the scheme of things, but I imagine hosting the Cabinet in the Cabinet Room is much cheaper. At a time when everyone is having to tighten belts it just seems a tad wasteful.

Having said this there are marginal seats up there in places, so you can see why taxpayers money might be used to shore up some votes as well.

4 comments:

Niccolo Machiavelli said...

£61,920? That's a fortune - nearly half your IT sector salary ;¬)

T England said...

This is a great example set out by our unelected prime minister for us to follow!
When in a recession waste money on things you dont need to do!

In fact! Borrow the money you intend to waste!!!!!!!!!!!!

Labours Britain!
HURTS doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

I recall reading somewhere that the Cabinet Office was having a make over that week. So there was an ulterior reason for the Cabinet going walk about.

Tom FD said...

Not to mention tainting the Tory conference venue...