Flat Earth: Route to success
Sunday 24 April 1994
Mr Major, who left school at 16, famously failed in his attempt to become a London Transport conductor operating from the Camberwell garage, either because he was too tall or too slow with the ticket machine. Mr Hata, a university graduate in economics, went to work for the Odakyu Bus Company because his father, an MP, opposed the tradition of dads handing down safe seats to sons. He eventually did take over his father's consituency.
A cautionary tale for ambitious would-be authors.
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