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Lord Adonis takes a trip

Issue No. 2147

Transport minister Lord Adonis was travelling round Britain by train this week to get “first hand experience” of the rail service.

Adonis will travel as far south west as Truro in Cornwall and as far north as Inverness in Scotland. Graciously, he is “happy for commuters to chat to him”.

When he was schools minister, Adonis was the architect of the disastrous city academies programme, which allows businesses and rich individuals to run schools.

Unfortunately for Adonis the railways are already privatised – so he can’t come up with some irrational scheme to hand them over to big business. Instead, he’s had to resort to a trip around Britain, ruining other passengers’ journeys, to fill up his time.

If you see Adonis on a train this week, make sure you confine him to the quiet carriage.

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What We Think
Tue 14 Apr 2009, 18:56 BST
Issue No. 2147
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