Not long ago the departmental headquarters of the Ministry of Defence started going through a refurbishment. The cost to the taxpayer of the refurb is, according to Derek Twigg, estimated to be £323 million exclusive of VAT. According to the MoD the refurbishment means that there will be no need for any more work in the building for at least 20 years.
Who believes that they (and by "they" I just mean Government in general not a specifc political party) won't refurb it again before 2027? Fashions change, styles change. I can hear the argument now.... "laminate flooring is soooo Twenty Naughties, lino is back and it's easier and cleaner, and flock wallpaper is so retro chic!"
Update: Going by the comments is someone telling porkies?