Tuesday 4 August 2009

The mysterious duality of Sadiq Kahn

Has anyone ever seen that film, The Prestige, in which a wily illusionist somehow appears to be in two places at once?

Well it seems Transport Minister Sadiq Kahn has performed a similar feat.

A member of the Lobby was chasing Kahn for an interview about a tricky transport issue – but he was told the minister was on holiday and would be for the next few weeks.

Then – low and behold – Kahn pops up today to announce £30m of transport investment in a statement put out by the Government PR machine.

I guess it might not be magic. It might be that, filled with civic duty, Kahn actually announced the funding from his holiday destination – “the beach can wait, people need their roads!”

That must be the case because I’m sure the minister would never try to avoid being interviewed on the tricky issue, and have a PR underling lie about him being on holiday.

I’m also sure the PR underlings wouldn’t just put out a statement saying he was announcing the investment today to get good publicity, when actually he was away.


subrosa said...

Oh you cynic you.

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