Anyone wanting a semi-regular dose of the bizarre in their inbox should sign up for a Lord Ashcroft email alert. When not tabling brazen questions on tax the Tories’ former deputy chairman will focus on issues affecting British ocean territories, such as whether or not one can visit the Chagos Islands by sea or when St. Helena’s new airport will be completed.
Yesterday saw Scrapbook’s favourite Belizean (former) tax exile tackling yet another pressing issue of our age:
- To ask Her Majesty’s Government why citizens of the European Union are eligible for a National Rail senior railcard.[HL2775]
- To ask Her Majesty’s Government why non European Union citizens are eligible for a National Rail senior railcard.[HL2776]
Scrapbook applauds Ashcroft’s firm grip on the public interest with incisive questions on, erm, rail discounts foreign grannies. But we cannot help wondering …
… when was the last time the noble lord caught a train?