A cabinet meeting in the Council House – there’s a sign above the desk that tells us this. The table is filled with nondescript aging men in suits.
We are looking over one man’s shoulder at a clipboard with a list on it in a suitable handwriting font.
The list is headed ‘Library Partnership/Begging Shortlist’ and says:
British Library – they don’t know who we are (crossed out)
Genting – already have NEC Arena (crossed out)
Central Library – turns out we had it knocked down (crossed out)
Wickes – Plus point:: ladders? (this is also underlined in red pen)
Doug Ellis – he does like his name on things
Malala – you get about a million for the Nobel prize (may have spent on sweets)
Davenports – closed?
Cockburn’s – ??
The caption reads ‘Any port in a storm’.