The picture on the right is of a house on the market in Luton (uurgggh) for £200,000. That is approximately* what could have been bought for the money Gordon Brown spent, on a whim, changing the Department of Trade and Industry to the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
The brief stayed pretty much the same, the staff remained in place, the political master changed of course, but the Prime Minister chose to throw what many of us of struggle to attain up against the wall at the drop of a hat. The question on anyone's lips after a reshuffle should really be, how much did this actually cost us?
* £214,063 to be precise