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post Feb 13 2018, 07:17 AM
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Three contractors are bidding to refurbish the fence at 10 Downing Street. They're from Birmingham, Liverpool and London. All three go to Downing Street with a government official to measure the job up.

The Birmingham one measures up and says "It'll cost £900. £400 for materials, £400 for my crew and £100 profit for me".

The Liverpool one measures up and says "£700. £300 for materials, £200 for my crew and £200 profit for me".

The one from London whispers to the government official "£2700".

"You haven't even measured up." says the government official. "How can you possibly have come up with such a high figure?"

The bloke whispers back "£1000 for me, £1000 for you, and we ask the one from Liverpool to do the work".

"Done!" says the government official. And that's how Carillion was born.


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