Seems David Miliband taste for the high-life knows no bounds. Hot on the heels of this weekends revelations that he’d like to rename the Queen’s Flight ‘Miliband Airways’, CLICK HERE, Mr Monkey can now also reveal that he and his Cabinet colleagues love a good curry, but not just any curry.
Apparently Ocean Road curries are not a patch on the stuff that David is used to and he is believed to have persuaded his Cabinet colleagues to try his favourite dish, a balti and David knows just the place.
On the strength of David first hand knowledge, Gordon Brown has decided to hold Tuesday’s cabinet meeting in Birmingham, the home of the British balti and coincidentally a place with a massive Asian population.
This is the first time a Cabinet meeting has not been held in London or at Chequers since 1921 when David Lloyd George gathered ministers in Inverness to discuss Ireland’s renunciation of the British monarchy at a time when he was was holidaying in the Highlands.
David’s bother and fellow Cabinet Office minister Ed Miliband denied suggestions the move was so that they could get a free curry and try to win favour with the country’s Asian population who have deserted the Labour party in their droves since the Milibands former boss, Tony Blair, invaded Iraq and Afghanistan a political stunt, saying it showed the government was focused on listening to people’s priorities.
“I don’t see it as a cheap gimmick,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme. I think it is the right thing to do. I think it is important for government not to spend all of its time in London.”
So why has it taken 87 years to realise it then? Surely nothing to do with the prospect of political annihilation at the next General Election!
Mr Monkey wonders what’s next on Miliband’s I’m on your side Asian vote winning menu, a visit to Ocean Road perhaps to learn how to cook a curry. Hasn’t he already tried that one?