For the record, on transport, Susan Kramer will issue bonds worth pounds 7.5bn to raise finance for the Tube. After improvements begin to show, the bonds will be paid back by charging car drivers coming into central London on weekdays. They will buy a Travelcard as a fare to use road space and will get free use of that Travelcard on the Tube, trains and buses. Every penny will go to London Transport.
While New Labour spends more time attacking its own members and, like the Tories, flirts with part-privatisation, the Lib Dems are getting on in a hostile environment trying to promote their policies. Any success so far? Only the gaining of Islington Council (the spiritual home of Tony Blair) two Thursdays ago. Still, never mind: with no sex scandals or new Labour machinations involved, what's there to talk about?