The Evening Standard took the imaginative leaps with Kulveer Ranger's CV to an even higher level today by claiming that he had 'virtually' invented the Oyster Card.
Boris Johnson's transport director, who is today tipped by the Tatler as a future Conservative Transport Secretary, was in fact merely a management consultant involved in the implementation team.
The extent of Kulveer's qualifications, which have been widely mis-reported in the press, were inflated even further today by the claim that he was:
"Headhunted by the Mayor after virtually inventing the Oyster card."
Now Ranger (top right) was involved in bringing in the Oyster card it's true, but by no means did he 'invent' it, 'virtually' or otherwise.
Of course there may be some other virtual world (like that of Boris's press releases) where Kulveer played a much bigger role, but in this real world he did not.
-Update 16:20- It has been pointed out to me that in the print edition of today's Evening Standard, Ranger is only referred to as having been "Headhunted by the Mayor after his involvement with the Oyster card." The 'invention' it seems, was only virtual.
-Update 16:28- Now also amended online. My work here is done.