The news of the Department for Transport (DfT), run by Grant Shapps, has wasted more than £2,000 of taxpayers’ cash on an away day involving juggling won’t do much to improve the government’s standing with the public.
The story echoes a Thick of It scene, but more of that later.
The £2,074 session – revealed by the i on Monday – took place last December with a gathering of 38 DfT staff members.
Run by the teambuilding company Zing Events, the 20-minute “group juggling” activity involves the group being “taught how to juggle as one team, passing the juggling ball onto the next person while receiving a juggling ball from your other side”.
Grant went on LBC and said: “‘It won’t be happening again!’
However, he refused to brand the training ‘bollocks,’ when he was asked by presenter Nick Ferrari.
Thick of It
Well, this away day from the Thick of It may well strike a cord…