Eric Pickles Found This LBC Interview Too Early
Tuesday 19th August 2014
Eric Pickles admitted he was struggling to find figures as his LBC interview was too early in the morning.
The Communities Minister was talking to Nick Ferrari at 7.50am about the government's programme to help problem families.
But asked how much the polilcy was costing, he stuttered: "This has cost... um, um... the new figures... err... is going to cost us an extra 20... er... 200 thousand... er.. 200 million pounds.
"The gross figure on top of that is... let me just have a look for you..."
When asked by Nick if he had been caught out, he responded: "My dear chum, it's first thing in the morning."
Listen to the awkward interview above.