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Coffee Shots: Crane crashes into Cabinet Office

The Tories promised they would fix the roof while the sun was shining. It seems they are keeping their word for once. Although this crane, which came crashing down into the roof of the Cabinet Office in last night’s megastorm, means poor Nick Clegg can’t hold his much-anticipated monthly press conference. The press lobby are all bereft: what will they find to fill the downpage ‘meanwhile, Nick Clegg’ slot?

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