Literally True : Turning in his Grave

Why this should be so I don’t know, but I do find that there is something strangely satisfying when something is both metaphorically and literally true.  The other day I was expressing my doubts about the proposed High Speed Rail Link between London and Birmingham.  In yesterday’s Standard I see that Lee Snashfold (spendid name!), director of the General Cemetary Company (who own Kensal Green Cemetary), has said that, if a tunnel for the rail link is built beneath the cemetary (where I.K. Brunel is buried), then –   

 ” Brunel would be turning in his grave.”

– and probably bouncing around like a Mexican jumping bean every time the 6.53 to Birmingham passes underneath him.

Go back to sleep, it's only a train!


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