A few weeks ago I had just arrived at St Pancras and was heading down the left hand side of the down escalator when half way down my way was blocked by a well-dressed man standing on the left rather than the right. I said ‘excuse me’ to the back of his head and he stepped aside with a very polite ‘I beg your pardon’.
As I reached the bottom of the escalator I glanced back up and saw the man was Oliver Letwin. I recognised him, and he may have recognised me as we used to meet now and again back in a former existence. We nodded and smiled briefly at each other.
But it just goes to show that even when the Tories move to the left, they still block our progress.