In what is a contender for the most cringeworthy video ever produced by Whitehall, the Department for Transport has released a video in which cabinet ministers implore Londoners to get up earlier in the morning and avoid using the tube and buses during the Olympics. This unwelcome advice is euphemistically referred to as “remoding”.
Scrapbook wonders whether transport secretary Justine Greening could sound less convincing:
“I’m remoding at the moment and having a good old walk up to Cabinet. It does me a lot of good.”
Meanwhile, Francis Maude is preserving his hoard of petrol by cycling to work. The clearly out of breath cabinet secretary said:
“Actually it’s great, you feel great afterwards — a bit puffed, but it gets the circulation going!”
With the department’s flagship HS2 project remoded out of the Queen’s Speech, DfT ministers evidently have plenty of free time on their hands.