MUSSOLINI. they said, made the trains run on time. I suppose many a country longs for a transport Mussolini. Passing by Charing Cross Station the other morning. I noticed the super twentieth-century digital clock showing, as it had for days. 0000.
"Blimey" said a Cockney commuter. if they can't get the blankety-blank clock to run on time, what a blankety-blank hope they have with the trains!" He should be living in Dublin. It's almost a standard news item now to be told that C1E's buses or trains, or both, are operating at half-cock or no cock at all because of unofficial stoppages. How the public don't rise up with pitchforks beats me.
The other morning took the biscuit: said the news announcer When the men return to work on Monday, they'll resume their go-slow".