Minister Francis Maude, considers his career options this weekend after many policians declare him the new saviour of carefully measured market intervention. Economists who have long considered the Kaynes v Hayek debate and never really discovered the third way that Francis had been musing on since his early days at Cambridge, when he went along to a friend economic tutorial for a laugh and has since been quite a keen armchair economist.
Angie Bray MP Parliamentary Private Secretary to Francis Maude told Newsbiscuit, "People pledging a case of wine this Christmas was getting of hand for him and Francis likes his wine. So I've persuaded Corney & Barrow to set up a wish-list system, Ministers kept coming up to him to offer their thanks for helping to create an extra £700 million in tax receipts this next quarter, I think there's going to be quiet a bun fight between the different departments."
His office said had calls of support had come from all the usual quarter's like Oil company executives - who are cock-a-hoop about the extra £400 million in revenue, as it quickly sorts out the pay rise issue. But Mr Maude's chauffeur exclusively told NewsBiscuit that the word on the street is that grandmas and grandads on the South coast have been receiving all sorts of calls from people they are not even sure are relatives, wanting to visit while the nice weather is on.
The tourism Minsiter is delighted now the strike neogiations have been posponed, but garden centres managers are reporting many angry scenes over parking spaces.