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Government Cost Savings

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Government Cost Savings

Gordon's retirement present

When at last Gordon Brown decided to throw in the  towel and resign, his cabinet colleagues decided it would be  a worthy gesture to name a railway locomotive after him.
                             
So 'Sir Humphrey' went from Whitehall to the National Railway Museum at York, to investigate the possibilities.
"There are a number of locomotives at the NRM without names," a consultant told Sir Humphrey. "But they are mostly freight locomotives."
"Oh dear, a freight locomotve is not very fitting for a prime minister," said Sir Humphrey. "How about that big
green one, over there?" he said, pointing to the 'Flying Scotsman'.
 
"That one has already got a name" said the consultant. "It's called 'Flying Scotsman.'                       
                                                                                                           
  "Oh well. Couldn't we rename it ?" asked Sir Humphrey.
"I suppose for the prime minister it might be considered," said the consultant.
"That's excellent", said Sir Humphrey, "So that's settled then...let's look at renaming the 'Flying Scotsman'.
How much will it cost? Remember we can't spend too much,
given the expenses scandal!"

"Well", said the consultant, "Why don't we just paint out the "F"? Grin Grin
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Re: Government Cost Savings

@artmo....very good
Steve
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Sorry but thats absolutely pathetic, There is scottish people here you know!!! Crazy
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@artmo, Excellent one, he is a "Lying Scotsman" that is a case of nail hit on the head.  Smiley
The last time I seen the "Flying Scotsman" it was in the National Railway Museum at York back in the 70's, I should go back and see what is New!
Steve
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And he is not the only PM to lie now is he?
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Yes*

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Re: Government Cost Savings

Oh dear, someone needs a sense of humour transplant me thinks Undecided Undecided
pierre_pierre
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Re: Government Cost Savings

me thinks you have been taking it to far for to long
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Quote from: Steve
And he is not the only PM to lie now is he?

Quite right.  I forgot about Bliar Wink
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Re: Government Cost Savings

And all the others.
Cameron probably just hasn't had time to get caught yet.  Wink
Steve
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NO sense of humour? C'mon you should know me better than that by now?, What Pierre-Pierre said,
@ HPsauce just a matter of time isnt it Wink
pierre_pierre
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and dont forget the recent departure from Camerons cabinet