Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Eye bollocks

Oh dear - is ageing satirical magazine Private Eye loosing the plot?

The latest issue has a story by Gavel Basher on "worth every penny" PR and lobbying agency Golden Arrow Communications.

As Basher warms to his theme (the general uselessness of former Ministers as lobbyists) he keeps insisting that both "National Express and GNER" are Golden Arrow clients.

Whoops - as any fule kno GNER ceased to require lobbying services on 9th December 2007 when the East Coast Mainline franchise was transferred to errr... National Express!

Sloppy of Basher not to check his story with the Eye's resident railway expert Dr B Ching.

Contractor cleans up

***Short staffed and under pressure crew on an Arriva XC Leeds to Soton service this morning were delighted when ISS manager Margaret rolled up her sleeves and helped serve at seat refreshments to first class passengers.***

A nice example of partnership at work.