Saturday, 26 September 2009

Lookalike - Rise of the machines

Last week saw the launch of Wolmar's new tome Blood, Iron and Gold.

As the Noble Lord himself was guest of honour the event was packed full of transport luvvies (Peter Hendy, Tony Travers, David Begg, Ken Livingstone, Bernard Gambrill, Jeremy Candfield, Gordon Pettit, etc...).

Invited to say a few words Adonis took the floor; bemoaning the demise of British Rail as "an act of wanton destruction" he swiftly moved on to review Wolmar's book and over the next 15 minutes, in a tour de force of impromptu oratory, he regurgitated whole chunks from memory.

Adonis is not a man - he's a machine!

And with rumours that the Tories will appoint him as Chairman of HS2 after the election Eye brings you its latest Lookalike!

Eye can already imagine Adonis' first words to Prime Minister Cameron: "Your clothes... give them to me, now!".

UPDATE: This from AlanG...

Any mention by Wolmar of bidets?

Thankfully no!

UPDATE: This from our man at 222 Marylebone Road...

It looks as though the Noble Lord's cover has slipped.

All that work by the Railway Liberation Front to get a high level mole into DfT could be put in jeopardy by a little slip.

Let's hope Gordo doesn't read Eye!!