Roll up! Roll up! MPs whose careers are going nowhere fast but still want a red ministerial box can now get their hands on the next best thing — an otherwise identical green box. But these grandiose carriers certainly don’t come cheap at, erm, £1,175.
For parliamentarians looking to add a little je ne sais quoi to their glamourous constituency casework, a personalised box with a leather strap in their party colour, name and constituency written on it in gold leaf comes in at a staggering £1,350.
According to manufacturers Barrow & Gale, who make the iconic red boxes used by ministers and spammed MPs with advertising this week, this is a sound investment:
“We believe these new green boxes for MPs are set to become as iconic as their red counterparts, while importantly being a thoroughly practical and useful workhorse to busy parliamentarians and a very personal heirloom.”
Let’s see who is desperate enough to get one.