Thursday, June 28, 2007

Corporal Mortification? Try commuting on FGW

Abandon hope, all ye who were hoping for an improvement in the railway network, for Ruth Kelly is the new Transport Secretary.
Luckily, her religion expects her to undergo a certain amount of suffering, in order to bring her closer to God, under the Opus Dei organisation. So, I suggest a period of using First Great Western train services to try and get to work. If this kind of suffering brings us closer to God, then we're all pretty close to being saints by now.
On a serious note, she's not done very well so far in the ministerial posts she's been given, let's see if she can make the transport system any worse, that's a pretty formidable challenge for anyone.


gezkc said...

This Government seems intent on forcing motorists out of their cars, while at the same time wrecking the public transport system. This appointment just confirms this.

They won't be happy till we're all on our bikes (or stuck at home!)

Anonymous said...

...and previous transport secretary Alistair Darling whose main contribution to public transport is the cancellation of tram schemes every city in which they had been planned except for Edinburgh which is his consituancy (where ironically the new SNP government is now trying to cancell the trams) is now the Chancellor and therfore controlling the purse-strings.

jonty1512 said...

Oh my God!!! Things are gonna go from bad to worse!! Every department Ruth Kelly has ever run has been a disaster!!!!

whistleblower said...

You're a very funny lady! You do make me chuckle.

But hey, remember what GWR used to stand for in the steam era? God's Wonderful Railway! Perhaps he's moving in mysterious ways to get his train set back! With Ms Kelly's hotline to the Deity and with the Pope on quick-dial, she's not short of expert help.

Any suggestions for the title of Dan Brown's next work of fiction? Here's one. FGW May to December 2007 Timetable.

Oh dear, now I'll probably get struck by ..... aaaargh! ....

Dan G said...

I worked in education and the Boy Wonder was absolutely useless there. She eventually left when she admitted she wasn't up to the job. My heart sank when I heard she'd been made Transport Minister, but Brown doesn't care about such trivial things as transport, environment etc...

Anonymous said...

Does Ruth Kelly know what a train is? I don't know who more clueless Ms Kelly of First Great Western. Brunel would turn in hids grave!

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