Sunday, 6 July 2008


Telegrammed from our man in 222 Marylebone Road

Network Rail Public members were invited to a briefing at the ORR in Kemble Street last Thursday.

The possibility of Network Rail being excessively risk averse was just being discussed when a six foot long light-fitting suddenly fell from the ceiling, narrowly missing Tony Berkeley's head.

Fortunately the Noble Lord was unharmed.

All the same, nervous Labour party managers must be pleased that the demise of a life peer doesn't yet trigger a Commons' style by-election, despite their constitutional tinkering.