Rail Minister Tom Harris has told a Select Committee hearing that he is holding regular meetings with 'amateur railway enthusiasts'.
The Daily Telegraph reported the Minister as saying "These gentlemen feel very strongly about the industry. They do not have any statutory authority for anything but they really appreciate having access to the minister for half an hour every few months".What does this mean?
Perhaps the Minister refers to his regular meetings with Nigel Harris (no relation), editor of Rail magazine?
But surely the Minister doesn't really view Nigel as an 'amateur railway enthusiast'?
The alternative, of course, doesn't bear thinking about.
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