via Labour Watch.
"Antonia Bance, the Labour councillor for Rose Hill & Iffley, was invited by the Department for Communities and Local Government on a three-day, all expenses-paid conference in Budapest on the finer points of blogging - the keeping of Internet diaries. She received a £500 bursary to go on the trip, which was attended by "several hundred" other bloggers and representatives from central and local government."
Why couldn't they have sent Bob Piper ? And held it in Ulan Bator ? Over an eighteen-year period ?
Only joking, Bob. There's still the odd bit of industry left to get rid of in the Black Country ...