Yesterday we rang to RMT to invite Bob Crow to appear on my radio show. Boris Johnson had just made an offer to meet him to talk about ticket office closures. His press people said they’d get back to us but Bob was a bit busy. “There’s a lot going on,” they said. Yes indeed. Today the Daily Mail tells us that this was going on.

I don’t begrudge anyone a holiday, but to take three weeks off on a luxury £7,000 holiday in the days leading up to a 48 hour tube strike is surely a bit much. I am sure RMT members will be very impressed.

And if the RMT press office is reading this. I don’t like being lied to, and nor do my producers and more importantly, nor do my listeners. I think an apology is appropriate.