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CABE wait

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astragal

So the long wait for the audit report into CABE's behaviour goes on? There are strong rumours that we might have to wait even longer until after the forthcoming local elections because of purdah. This archaic tradition means civil servants are unable to say anything relating to local government while the campaigns are up and running. However, this has not meant that tongues have stopped wagging.

For example, at the end of last week Astragal overheard a group of architects speculating about who might take over from CABE chairman Stuart Lipton if the report leaves him in an unfavourable light.

One rather frightening possibility was that of serial-resigner Peter Mandelson. 'A laughable possibility, ' I hear you cry. Well maybe not. Think about it. He's out of a job.

He's a chum of Tony's. He's a recognised aesthete. Its been decided that he is not off to Brussels to become a European commissioner. Why not become a commissioner of a different kind. A CABE commissioner? God forbid.

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