IN THE aftermath of Ruth Kelly’s announcement that she will leave the government at the next reshuffle, Railway Eye (rather mischievously, I thought) decided to run an online poll on who should replace her.
I was quite chuffed to be given 10/1 odds. But as it stands at the moment, I’m losing out to Nigel Harris (no relation), the amiable and respected managing editor of Rail magazine, and to the ever-popular “None of the above”.
So will Nigel be waiting, along with the rest of us, for that phone to ring? More importantly, who will he want as his rail minister?