Poor old Lord Adonis. Party President and Parliamentary Gem of the Week Baroness Scott got on her feet to ask a simple question about how there might be the vaguest possible chance that, you know, rail services in Britain might not be terrible for the rest of eternity:
Asked By Baroness Scott of Needham Market
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they advise Network Rail on the strategic impact of its engineering works programme.
Ros Scott is a transport specialist and no stranger to trains, but I wonder if she anticipated the ten minutes of close questioning from all sides of the house that got at just how awful rail services have been in the recent past? Why haven’t we learned from other countries’ engineering practice? Why is the Misery Line not open at weekends? Why hasn’t our noble friend published a report? Should Network Rail bosses get bonuses?
Do go and read the account on Ros’s blog.