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.