New Routemaster Breaks Down

At first TfL insisted that the bus was taking a scheduled stop on the hard shoulder of the M1!! Why do PR people, I’m assuming that the spokesperson was from the PR department, have to turn a mildly embarrassing situation into one which makes them appear totally stupid? I assume they did concede that this wasn’t true when the breakdown truck arrived to tow it away. Then again, it may have been a scheduled recovery to test how the bus performed on the back of a tow truck :-) (I think I may a new career in PR ahead of me). I read this story on LBC.