When I lived in London, I lived in a two bedroom flat on the Canine Islands (Isle of Dogs for the uninitiated). I didn't have a cleaner. Believe it or not I used to clean the flat myself. Shock horror. It wasn't a large flat, but it wasn't easy to keep clean as it had white walls and a light carpet. I reckon I spent an hour a week cleaning it. So my question is this.
How on earth did Gordon Brown manage to spend £240 a month on a cleaner? Even if he/she was there for two hours a week it's a pretty incredible hourly rate. Or was it just a very dirty flat?
I suspect the tabloids have already started the search for the cleaner...
I have only got to page three of the Telegraph, so I'll have further comments when I have read the lot.