Run up the flags!
Gordon Brown uses the House of Lords to further government business.
Consensus on how to complete Reform of The Upper House remains as distant as ever.
The railway's Noble Lords need not fear for their seats yet.
Friday, 3 October 2008
Telegrammed by The Raver
Good TV programmes about railway history are rare, usually falling into whingeing nostalgia.
But on BBC4 last night, Ian Hislop hit just the right note, criticising Beeching and yet recognising that the railways in the 1960s had to be cut down.
Aside from allowing Wolmar to sport a ghastly pink jumper the producers are to be congratulated.
Perhaps Hislop would have made a better Secretary of State for Transport?
Telegrammed by our man in 222 Marylebone Road.
***When Gende Homo was at the Ministry of Defence he was known to Daily Torygraph city page readers as 'Buff' Hoon - presumably a tribute to his finely honed body.***