Two news items today –
The Audit Commission (public body dedicated to getting value for money for taxpayers) placed £10 million in a couple of Icelandic banks and tells us this accorded with its investment guidelines. Wouldn’t an apology and a mea culpa have been more in order?
We learn that they might close the Commons for up to three years to spend lots of money on modernising it! That would a fitting tribute on this government’s grave – “We closed Parliament so we could spend more of your money on modernising it”. They do say we might be able to meet somewhere else – that’s quite a concession! They have also sent out the Parliamentary holiday dates for next year. They amount to some 145 days.