Friday, 27 March 2009

All change at TfL?

The Eye wonders whether Mystic Wolmar picked up his celebrated powers from his stint at the Independent.

Way back in April '08 The Indie ran a story claiming that Daniel Moylan, chairman of the London Councils' Transport and Environment Committee and deputy leader of Kensington and Chelsea council, would be the next chairman of TfL.

Alas the story came to nothing.

However, according to TfL sources all that may be about to change...

UPDATE: The Eye is grateful to 'City Hall Insider' for this...

Well as he is now Deputy Chairman he may well be running TfL in all but name.

If you look at the example of the Metropolitan Police Authority, Boris Johnson chairs the meeting but leaves the Deputy Kit Malthouse to do all the work.

Doesn't leave much for Peter to do...

Bodice ripper

Telegrammed by the late Barbara Cartland
Why is Cruella de Villiers getting so hung up about the bonus paid to Iain Coucher at Network Rail, a man whose chiselled features and brooding eyes make him the obvious model for the cover of my next book 'Love in the four foot', alongside Theresa with her dramatic profile and flowing auburn locks.

She should be comforting this hero of our times, assailed on all sides as he is by Regulators, soi-disant 'Lords', railway pressure groups and now by the lovely Theresa herself .

Can't she see the sadness in a man who has to drag himself out of bed in the morning to do a hum-drum job made bearable only by the prospect of earning an extra £500k if he does the very best he can?

Though I say it myself, the reconciliation of these two tragic figures in the last chapter of 'Love in the four foot' is one of the most moving I have ever dictated.

Namealike #1

This from Lazarus...

Anna Walker: the new Chairman elect of the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) - the independent safety and economic regulator for Britain's railways.

Annie Walker: draconian landlady and queen bee of the Rovers Return in the 60's and 70's.

Could they by any chance be related?