Monday, 8 March 2010

Darling underwhelmed by SLC2

This with a tip of the bowler to Mr Jones...

If the Noble Lord and Department are so unhappy with East Coast's 58% average utilisation, why do they propose introducing 18,000 additional seats to the route?

Thank goodness the nasty man who said we can't be "carting fresh air around the country" has gone to the treasury.

Adonis frontline tour becomes Pilgrimage of Shame

This from the Daily Telegraph...

British journalists and TV crews are to be banned from the Afghan front line once a date for the election has been set, while senior officers will be prohibited from making public speeches and talking to reporters.

Just fancy that.

Presumably this novel approach to 'open government' will also rain on the Noble Lord's April parade?

Eye fervently hopes so.

If the media is to be prevented from covering British troops as they risk life and limb in action, then what possible 'news-value' can there be in covering Adonis on a pre-election-jolly around the rail network?

Shame on this Government.

And shame on anyone tempted to cover
Adonis and his Pilgrimage of Grice whilst this MoD embargo remains in place.