Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ed Balls' Henry II moment

At Paul Waugh's blog, I am reminded of the assassination of Thomas Becket:

It turns out that the Secretary of State had jokingly told aides that the launch of this week's new Government Play Strategy would be a good excuse to get a Scalextric into the Christmas party.

Unfortunately, or fortunately for us, by the time this was passed down the line, some civil servants took the joke literally - and managed to get the firm to provide one of their racing car sets for free for the night.

Perhaps this also explains how Damian Green was arrested...

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