It’s over a year since the British Council expressed concern that they might find it difficult to sublet unused space in Spring Gardens. The British Council have no doubt been relieved that they are not subject to normal commercial pressures and so were able to take their time finding a tenant for their premium office space in Spring Gardens, because only now, more than a year later, is a tenant moving in. Fortunately it’s another quango so they won’t be looking at each other critically, just enjoying being somewhere comfortable at the expense of the taxpayer. The quango is the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). That is the organisation that advises everybody to walk more, eat fresh fruit, and not to smoke etc. The taxpayer should be jolly pleased that these super-expensive premises are being used by such deserving organisations. As Brucie would say, “Didn’t they do well?”.