RUTH Kelly can be very funny sometimes.
I popped along to a reception at Paddington this evening, held to celebrate the fact that the Crossrail Bill, after more than three years of seemingly interminable parliamentary debate, is now an Act. Ruth was making the keynote speech, and paid tribute to everyone who has contributed to Crossrail’s progress thus far. She very kindly singled out me, as the minister who piloted the Bill through its Commons stages. This is how she put it: “I want to give special mention to Tom Harris… because he asked me to earlier today.”
Much hilarity ensued.
Oh, what a wit! But I’ll show her, I thought. I’ll blog this. That’ll show her…