The government is undertaking an "ask the people" exercise for new policy ideas which they can announce then abandon a few weeks later.
"We aren't ashamed to admit that coming up with entirely mistaken views isn't easy. What people don't realise is that to have a U-turn, you have to be going in a particular direction to start with.", said a number 10 spokesman. "The PM usually provides a stream of nonsense, but we need to fill the void since he recently decided to go holiday - mind you, he's changed his mind about that as well."