When it comes to transport, could there be an outbreak of one-upmanship amongst coalition MPs? While the conflicted Simon Hughes is escorted round Bermondsey in a bright yellow taxi bearing his name, Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker drives round with his own face emblazoned across his car.
The sporty Peuguot coupe, which Scrapbook understands to be a relatively new purchase, looks capable of making speedy progress up the M1 to West Yorkshire. With a political reputation at stake, however, personalised livery would provide any MP with a significant incentive to obey the laws of the road.
Perhaps Eastleigh Liberal Democrats should get one.
UPDATE: One commenter has pointed out that this should send Whittaker’s car insurance premium through the roof. Is this paint job not an invitation to vandals?