A cleaner employed by Chris Grayling has begun the process of removing human faeces from the sink for the 500th consecutive day.
Beverley Trunt has been employed by the government minister for almost two years – a record innings for a cleaner in the Grayling household.
“I first started as cover for the previous cleaner who had a breakdown,” she said.
“I actually find it quite therapeutic, having a regular daily routine, albeit one that begins with scooping a massive log out of the bathroom sink.
“For someone whose work life is clearly quite chaotic, he’s actually incredibly regular – it’s the same size and consistency every day.
“This is certainly better than my last job doing Mark Francois’ laundry, because frankly it’s easier to scrape clean poo off a sink than it is a pair of pants.”
Mr Grayling was not available for comment, but his wife was keen to clarify the situation in a statement to the press.
“It wasn’t me,” she said.