Dear old Nanny is getting a little old and senile I fear, symptoms of this can be seen in her mutltiple displays of schizophrenia eg:
- Banning smoking, yet still happily taking tax revenue from the "evil weed"
- Frowning on gambling, yet opening a chain of casinos
- Stamping out binge drinking, whilst allowing 24 hour opening
The HA, which aims to spend more than £1.5BN on road improvements in the next two years, is telling its own staff to leave their cars at home and take the train to work instead.
A tad contradictory wouldn't you say?
All the more so, given the shambolic state of Nanny's rail network.
Anyhoo, the executive agency of the Department for Transport is offering the 640 employees in its Birmingham office a 50% discount on rail season tickets.
Unsurprisingly only 70 have taken up the offer so far.
Steve Williams, HR director at the HA, said:
"We wish to reduce the amount of waste materials from our offices - such as paper and office products. We also wish to support the environment alongside our roads."
It is estimated that UK businesses lose at least £15BN a year because of the country's poor transport infrastructure.
Money well spent Nanny!