Yesterday evening Labour’s Chuka Umunna tweeted his great displeasure at being delayed in returning to his luxury art-deco penthouse apartment in Streatham. There can be no doubt that the Shadow Business Secretary is a man in a hurry for a government limo. Chuka blamed the delay on the private-sector Southern Railway and immediately tried to politicise the issue, making clear he wanted the service brought back into the public-sector:
Thanks for tweets&emails re. Southern. I want TfL to take over their London routes – wld lead to better services. More to follow on this.
— Chuka Umunna (@ChukaUmunna) March 2, 2015
Unfortunately for Chuka the delays out of Victoria had nothing to do with the private ownership of the railways:
INFO: Due to a person being hit by a train in the South Croydon area some lines are blocked. Further info will be provided asap
— Southern Railway (@SouthernRailUK) March 2, 2015
Not a great look.