Just sitting here scanning the newspapers, and one story gladdened my heart. We posted on the 6 January 2013 about Simon Burns spending your money being driven to work each day. Looks like Smithers has had a word in Mr Burns ear, if you believe what you read in the Mirror.
Welcome to the rail world: Transport minister looks miserable after giving up cosy limo for train
Tory bruiser Simon Burns had tried to defy the outcry over using an £80,000-a-year chauffeured limo to whisk him 35 miles to Westminster.
Rail Minister Simon Burns shows signs of strain as he’s finally shamed into taking the train.
The Tory bruiser had tried to defy the outcry over using an £80,000-a-year chauffeured limo to whisk him the 35 miles to Westminster from his Essex home.
But he eventually buckled and decided to join passengers on their daily commute, and it looks like he didn’t enjoy it one little bit.
This is how the grim-faced minister fared as he swapped his Government Toyota Avensis for a taste of the morning misery endured by millions every day.