The Press Association reports that part of the Cabinet's not at all politically motivated trip today to Durham (Labour majority: 3,274) was for Gordon Brown to officially open the Durham Johnston School where the Cabinet held a meeting (at a cost of about £200,000, lest we forget) .
Intriguing to discover, then, according to the school's website, that the pupils moved into the school in April 2009 – ten whole months ago.
And some of them had to abandon their half term break today to return to school for the pantomime.
But then Brown has form in this area. Last January I blogged about him opening a school a full 16 months after it actually opened. That school, by the way, is in Swindon North (Labour majority: 2,675).