Honestly, I don’t know what everyone is going on about – you only have to pop into Keith Vaz’s office to see the ‘appropriate reward’ that Geoff Hoon was referring to.
Well, actually, the thing is you can't get into Keith Vaz’s office, because it’s gone.
My suspicions were aroused last week when I noticed the decorators arrive.
Blimey was my first thought, that’s quick, you would have thought they would let the fuss die down first. This was obviously a 42 day deal in action.
My second thought was how this was a deal Gordon wouldn’t have flinched at.
DUP members £30 million each, Keith Vaz a coat of eggshell and a quick gloss over .
So this was the reward, use your Home office select committee report and your persuasive powers as Chairman of said select committee standing to persuade Labour MPs to vote for 42 days, and we will make sure your sitting pretty, literally.
However, it appears Keith Vaz may have driven a harder bargain because it appears he has moved to a ‘new office’ as his name has just been taken off the door. The decorators are making it nice for someone new.
So there you go, use your persuasive powers and position to help Gordon and you will get a nice new office. Now, where is his new office? In the Lord's maybe?
At this point I have to declare an interest;
a) I really like Keith Vaz.
b) I really need a new office.