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Saturday, 14 January 2012


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I don't know much about the project, but it's almost always safe to assume that projects pursued for La Gloire are bollocks. Spending the same money on debottlenecking the roads and existing railways would almost certainly be better value. Leaving the money to fructify in the pockets of the population might be better yet.

Yes, DM, I'm all in favour of a bit of 'fructifying'. Mind you, the money never seems to stay in my pocket long enough. That's why I have handed the whole thing over to the 'Memsahib' and she just gives me pocket money.

225 mph is a little too close to take-off speed for me.

It's a little to close to death in 0.000001 seconds for me! I would spend the entire journey wondering if some 16-year old mouth-breather was even then about drop a lump of concrete off a bridge - ya know, just for larf, like!

If you really want to get to Birmingham 30 minutes sooner, just catch an earlier train.

There, 32 billion extra debt saved for generations to come.

Now can I be a government adviser and have a knighthood ?

Arise, Sir Stadtler!

Birmingham is a "richly diverse and vibrant community" so maybe all them ethnic minority people hopping off ferries and airplanes dahn sarf to visit relatives/move into their spare bedrooms oop norf will appreciate a high speed posh version of a cattle truck.

MPs nipping up to patronise their Northern constituents should make good use of it...on our cash, of course.

It'll be a nice little social experiment for these two groups to be packed in together like sardines, dontchathink.

No chance, 'Tatty', MPs always travel First Class - on our cash, of course. (Now where have I heard that before?)

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