DIARY: Sir Tim finally rides victorious after trouble at the barrier

Following those revelations that ingenious pigeons were using the tube to cut down journey time, I hear that London Underground has recently conveyed another breed not known for regular recourse to public transport, none other than Sir Tim Bell.

Following those revelations that ingenious pigeons were using the tube

to cut down journey time, I hear that London Underground has recently

conveyed another breed not known for regular recourse to public

transport, none other than Sir Tim Bell.



It seems that the London traffic jams, caused last week by Monsieur

Chirac’s visit, delayed Sir Tim en route to a meeting with the Law

Society’s strategy committee.



Being a resourceful kind of guy Sir Tim abandoned the comfort of his

chauffeur-driven Bentley and plunged into the tube - a mode of

transport not used by him for some years.



Once descended into the depths of London Underground, I hear Sir Tim was

baffled by those newfangled ticket machine thingies and was ultimately

assisted by a kind elderly passenger who directed him on his way.



Meanwhile Sir Tim’s henchman, and former prime ministerial adviser,

Jonathan Hill CBE, waited anxiously on the steps of the Law Society HQ

and was repeatedly mistaken for a doorman by delivery men and asked for

directions to other sites in Chancery Lane.



(Coming soon in the Diary...Peter Gummer gets in a bus.)



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