So when the town’s MP, our own Chris Huhne, invited me to tour his constituency I was happy to accept.Now I think we know who was on the other end of the phone call.
As we drive through the Hampshire countryside this morning he is full of the virtues of his Toyata Prius (apparently no polar bears are harmed in its manufacture), but as we near a crossroads he begins to panic: “It’s the brakes, your lordship, they just aren’t...”
At this point I am obliged to lean across and take command of the steering. As I explain after I have brought us to a halt by using a ploughed field with an appreciable slope, it is a peculiarity of the Rutland Highway Code that the landowner has right of way at any junction. Thus I am well used to driving without brakes.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
When Lord Bonkers drove Chris Huhne's car
Last January Lord Bonkers remarked upon his fondness for Eastleigh: