She may have been fired from her role as Foreign Secretary, but it looks like Margaret Beckett has joined the John Prescott malingering club when it comes to staying in 'grace and favour' ministerial property that were a perk of their former positions.
While Prescott is "finalising arrangements" for moving out of Admiralty House, it seems Margaret Beckett is still living in her 'grace and favour' home in Carlton Gardens. It may even be they're both still using ministerial cars on security grounds, but as security arrangements are never commented on that bit would be nothing more than wild speculation on my part.
However, frankly it remains quite amazing that Prescott and Beckett remain in these properties at the taxpayers expense. Both will have received pretty hefty severance and redundancy packages since the handover of power almost a month ago, and yet they still haven't found somewhere to live?
Couldn't they just share Beckett's caravan in the meantime?
N.B: Yes that photo of her does make her look like she has hunchback. Why do you think I picked it?