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The man with the best job in government, and maybe the country

is Ben Bradshaw.

Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) meetings he has had with representatives of (i) his Department's sponsored bodies and (ii) outside organisations or individuals and (b) events he has attended in his capacity as Secretary of State since June 2009

He's been to Bayreuth, an Ashes Test match, Wimbledon and goodly number of plays, operas, gallery openings etc.

He has also been to something called 'Bigga Fish', which a quick google throws up as 'Showcasing the finest talent in UK Funky House and Grime'.  Just Ben's thing, I'm sure.  He's also been to 'the Opening of Corby swimming pool' and '2009 PM's Better Public Building Award and British Construction Industry awards', so it's not all beer and skittles.

On his website, Bradshaw describes his interests thus:  'His principle (sic) hobbies include hiking in Devon and Cornwall, going to the theatre, and spending time with his godchildren'.

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Blogger James Higham said... 5:14 pm

Yes, all well and fine but I don't see what it has to do with 19th Century Hansard.  



Blogger All Seeing Eye said... 12:19 am

Quite agree, James. We come here for historical oddness and what do we get? 21st century politics. It's most disconcerting.

On Little Ben though, he'd better enjoy the junkets while he can. His personal gravy train is about to hit the General Election buffers at great speed.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 10:54 am

Ok gents - I'll see what I can do when normal service resumes on Monday.  



Blogger roym said... 10:09 am

its the ministry of fun isnt it? remember david mellor? what a gig!  



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