This morning we reported the perplexion in Downing Street around some of Steve Hilton’s more extreme ideas. Five of the following suggestions were made by Hilton, the PM’s head of strategy; five were not. Can you guess which are which? For the answer here’s our original story.
1] Abolish all maternity leave
2] Replace the Commonwealth with a new union of countries based on their shared love of techno music
3] Scrap all health and safety legislation in the workplace
4] Scrap all consumer rights
5] Make Britain more sunny by using cloudbusting technology
6] Replace hundreds of government press officers with one single blog
7] Remove all Libyans from Libya and turn it into a giant solar farm to supply up to 75 per cent of Britain’s energy needs
8] Send the Royal Family on training courses to bring them up to speed with contemporary Silicon Valley thinking
9] Scrap all job centres and hand out money instead via “community leaders”
10] Replace Bank Holidays with “Big Society Days”
UPDATE: Political Scrapbook has created a genius random “Steve Hilton policy generator” on its website.