This morning's cabinet meeting came with an unexpected present for every member - a free bottle of ale.
The 4.5% brew, from Wychwood Brewery in David Cameron's constituency of Witney, appears to be an India Pale Ale produced by Hobgoblin.
On the cabinet table for every member of the Cabinet! pic.twitter.com/GDv2ZP6WFe— Eric Pickles (@EricPickles) March 24, 2015
Despite the fact that Pickles shared the picture of his beer at 9:23am, people seemed to be more concerned about who paid for it (while cracking a few jokes).
— Jane Hoodless (@JaneHoodless) March 24, 2015
@EricPickles Oh, so you're DRUNK when you made decisions. The last 5 years makes more sense now. Thanks for clearing this up.— Ben Ramsdale (@benramsdale) March 24, 2015
@EricPickles Bet it's got a foul aftertaste : Brewed from the tears of the poor & disabled— Roy Grant (@offasreturnII) March 24, 2015
According to Pickles, the beer was paid for by the Prime Minister, and Nick Clegg provided crisps.
This was in aid of the final cabinet meeting of this Parliament, as the full group of ministers will not meet again before the upcoming general election.
Bottles of Co-Ale-Ition beer were presented to the final Cabinet of this parliament. "An unconventional pairing" pic.twitter.com/4dV1PvETKE— Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) March 24, 2015