I disagree. The drivers are being paid an annual salary of around 75K. Why they need a guard to drive them around is beyond me. They do not deserve to be driven around for the rest of their days, or get multiple pensions before (or after for that matter) they are 65. Bertie Ahearne in particular does not deserve this kind of luxury after what he's done.Cheap, populist, penny-pinching nonsense that would likely cost more to implement than the current system. If this is the level Coveney's brain operates at we should be glad he's not in with a shot at a ministry.