One of the costs faced by rail companies is that of cleaning graffiti from trains. As part of my work, I had a visit to a rail depot last year, and I learned that such vandalism can be extremely costly. It’s probably another reason why your last rail ticket cost you a lot of money.
Anyway, some artist has had the cheek to proudly post his attempts at railway vandalism on his website. If I was Prime Minister, I’d follow Obama’s example with BP and ensure that the artist was fleeced for every last penny of the clean-up operation. Why should the average rail traveller foot the bill?
Unfortunately, I’m not Prime Minister, and I learned this morning that Mr Cameron has instead decided to promote said artist by donating some of his work to President Obama. Good one, Dave.