Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Tories outline policy, NR orders a glass or two

Theresa Villiers tonight confirmed that under a Tory Government franchises will be freed from Micromanagement!

And not a moment too soon.

As well as extending franchise life (to 15 or 20 years) Villiers even suggested that TOCs may be free to set their own timetables and lease (not 'buy' - the Times may care to note!) their own rolling stock.

Whoopy doop! Eye raises the bowler to Messrs Shooter and Long.

And as for giving ORR greater powers - yawn - if they exercised their current set (see Winsor passim) we wouldn't be in today's mess!

No matter.

Meanwhile, back in the real world, Eye noticed that a certain NR lobbyist was seen deep in conversation with Villiers tonight, prior to moving on to dinner!