Afghan president's 'austerity' in Claridge's

Sarah Coles
Hamid Karzai
Hamid Karzai

The Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, may need some guidance on how the idea of austerity works. On Monday he issued a decree in Afghanistan saying that the government needs to cut costs and keep a lid on expenses.

Then on the same day, he travelled to London and checked into Claridge's.