Eagle-eyed residents have been daily scanning the Council's press releases to see when and how our £1.5 plus million/year Press Office will deal with the oh-so-embarrassing 'news' that Hammersmith and Fulham have nicked our Crossrail station. Those of us who are awake in January and not playing polo in Argentina( when are you back Poloboy Marshall?) will have noted that the High Speed 2 announcement on Tuesday 10th included the news that the transport superhub at Old Oak Common is to include a link to Crossrail.
No doubt about it, even the Mayor of London stated it unequivocally.
However, rather than discovering a weasly press release on the subject, visitors to the rbkc website were greeted with what they could only imagine was an allegorical story or mickey-take on behalf of press officers.
Of course the entire Cabinet and most of the 'trusties' knew about this a year ago, but maintained the fiction for reasons that the Dame will not mention for fear of litigation. Now we are told that old turnip-head himself Nick Paget-Brown is quite put out that the news is finally out, and the Council has nowhere to go without appearing ridiculous.