Boris Johnson was just settling down on the 8.34am St Pancras-Brussels Eurostar today when he felt a chap desperately pushing through the carriage.
The culprit was keen to make his way through the economy section of the train - where the Mayor of London and his team were seated - towards first class.
It turned out to be none other than John Sweeney and his BBC Panorama camera crew - on their way to follow Boris's 'lay off our hedge funds' campaign in the Eurocrats' capital.
When Boris sardonically asked Sweeney if he was heading "to the front end of the train?", the red-faced BBC man mumbled that he had got a really, really good deal in first class, would not be allowed to eat the free croissants etc etc.
Dying of embarassment, Sweeney then repeated his defences as the pair got off and bumped into each other again in Brussels.
WE LOVE THE NATIONS OF EUROPE
Thursday, 3 September 2009
BBC troughers caught out
Paul Waugh had a lovely story in last night's Standard;