UPDATE: Lord Young has resigned

Roux at Parliament Square bills itself as “a comfortable, exclusive, yet delightfully approachable dining experience”. Where better to muse on the so-called recession?

The Roux brothers (relatively new) restaurant certainly provides a delicious backing track to Lord Young’s sensationally misjudged remarks on the economy.

While the FT sticks to more humble venues, I’m told the Red Leg Partridge and Launceston Lamb are superb. (For those who have not already, I would highly recommend listening to the Telegraph recording below.)

As for Lord Young, he’s hanging in there. But it is doubtful whether he will see out the day without being pushed onto his sword.

The prime minister’s spokesman refused to give him a vote of confidence and privately no one is guaranteeing that Young will be keeping his desk in Downing Street. Cameron, meanwhile, said Young will be doing “a bit less speaking” in future.

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