BARON Andrew Adonis of Camden Town bravely began a one man Twitter campaign to get the escalators at Highbury and Islington tube station fixed this week. He urged people to ‘RT’ – retweet to other users of the social network – his message that Transport for London (and by extension Boris Johnson) had failed to put the public first. That always had a slim chance of success. Of his 8,000 followers, only 19 had taken up the cudgels as requested by the time of writing this post. Maybe his hope of embarrassing the Mayor had been fatally undermined by a reply from Sky’s Adam Boulton. In as clear a case of ‘Touche!’ as you will see all week, Boulton served up an awkward little reminder about the Baron’s time in the cabinet and the age it took the escalators to be fixed at Kentish Town…
Unacceptable for TfL to take 9 months to replace H & I escalators. Classic failure to put the public first. Ps RT to get TfL to do its job
— Andrew Adonis (@Andrew_Adonis) April 9, 2013
@andrew_adonis Kentish Town escalators shut for 2 years under last government – weren’t you A minister?
— Adam Boulton (@adamboultonSKY) April 9, 2013