The British foreign secretary used this in an important interview recently linked here, and all over the net, but not making it to the BBC, characteristically: https://skwawkbox.org/2018/04/03/video-johnson-porton-down-said-categorically-no-doubt-pd-ceo-no-we-didnt/

It's important because if it had been shown by the BBC and other mainstream 'news' providers, he would have had to resign, but the BBC showed only an edited chunk and said they "couldn't find the alleged lie".

Anyway: "the clattering train". Is this the same as "the runaway train", meaning, I think, an insane body of thought / group of supporters that have gathered momentum?

(for interest, the BBC did a similar thing with burying a video.of a Manchester police officer pleading with May not to continue with police cuts, with her response being "stop crying wolf" and "stop scaremongering". Had that been re-aired as many asked them to do - again it was all over the internet - after the Manchester bombing and before the general election she would have been toast. Thanks to the 'British-Establishment Broadcasting Corp.' the most elitist government in memory is still in power.

closed as off-topic by Edwin Ashworth, Phil M Jones, Phil Sweet, J. Taylor, Xanne Apr 16 '18 at 9:01

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  • Your last comment is totally inappropriate on a site aimed at studying the English language. Note that I am not commenting on its truth or otherwise, but on your misuse of ELU as a political platform. This might well be a valuable comment in an appropriate forum. If the comment is not removed by the next time I look here, I will flag for closure as abuse of the site. // If there is a serious linguistic request here, you need to show evidence that you have looked online for other tokens of the string 'clattering train'. For example, it appears in a poem by Edwin Milliken. – Edwin Ashworth Apr 9 '18 at 7:30
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the language element of the question is minuscule compared with the attempted political posturing. – Phil M Jones Apr 9 '18 at 9:46
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    Couldn't help but mention the context of it. – Mark E K Apr 10 '18 at 14:08
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    I mean we could be about to go into a war with Russia based largely on cover-ups like this. But standards have to be kept. – Mark E K Apr 10 '18 at 14:10

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