Thursday, 2 October 2008

The Odd Alliance

A big welcome to readers of Scottish Tory Boy.

The young North British conservative has asked readers of his blog to back rail minister Tom Harris in our ballot to find Ruth Kelly's successor.

When your enemy's enemy is your friend it makes for strange bedfellows. Scots Nats beware.


A feast of crankery on BBC4 tonight to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Beeching Report.

First off at 20:00 is a repeat (it is BBC4 after all) of an interview with the now dead Dr Beeching.

This is followed at 20:30 by what appears to be gratuitous propaganda for anti-rail group Sustrans.

Then at 21:00 vertically challenged Private Eye editor Ian Hislop ruminates about what might have been if all those loss making lines had remained open.

Timely TV with the ORR threatening swinging cuts to NR's budget.