Posted by: Closed Circuit16/12/2011
Closed Circuit was disturbed to learn last week that Mr Men characters appear to be rebelling against the stereotypes imposed by their names.
The eviction of Ms Good from a Six Town Housing property could surely begin a trend resulting in Mr Brave becoming cowardly, Mr Strong becoming weak, and Mr Happy being diagnosed with depression.
On the plus side, Mr Bump is looking forward to an injury-free future.
Never let it be said that the stocky secretary of state for communities and local government does not go the extra mile to support the British economy.
With public sector strikes just a fortnight old and the Localism Bill recently gaining royal assent, Eric Pickles has pulled out all the stops to launch a ‘curry college’ which will teach Brits the fine art of Asian cooking.
With this innovative scheme fresh in his mind, Mr Pickles took time out of his personal schedule to attend the British Curry Awards as ‘chief guest’.
Closed Circuit is reliably informed that Mr Pickles ‘loved’ his chicken tikka masala and ate every single piece - in keeping with the government’s pledge to cut down on waste.
The year is not yet out but some in the social housing sector have already started crystal-ball gazing for 2012.
Steve Douglas, partner at consultancy Altair, predicts a bond issue by a council, cashflow problems for a large housing association and cash for economic regeneration.
These are very sensible and sober predictions, but unfortunately things soon went downhill from there.
‘Peace breaks out between the National Housing Federation and [housing minister Grant] Shapps. Sorry, you asked for wishes, not miracles,’ he joked.
‘Transparency agenda as part of freedom of information reform, but the sector can see through that…’ he then added - to groans from Closed Circuit.
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