This morning, many of the papers have carried a story about how Maragaret Beckett is hitting back at the critics who say she's not a very good Foreign Secretary. The critics are of course but that is not why I'm posting. What caught my eye today was the picture alongside the story in the Telegraph.
The picture showed the Foreign Secretary standing with her beloved caravan about to go off on her French touring holiday. I couldn't help but notice the car towing the caravan. A Range Rover.
Yes, the former Environment Secretary who famously banged on about carbon emmissions whilst hopping on a plane for short trips has chosen to use one of the biggest gas guzzling cars on the market to tow her tiny little caravan around France.
Given there's a speed limit you can go whilst towing a craavan who face it tipping over it's not likely she need to torque from the Range Rover. What's the betting that as a Cabinet minister she's exempted from the Congestion Charge too?