High speed wail
SPARE us the wailing of ex-Prime Ministers and Chancellors over their “legacy”, HS2, finally being put out of its misery.
They could have built nuclear power stations, reservoirs, roads and repaired the crumbling infrastructure we do have.
Spare us the wailing of ex-Prime Ministers and Chancellors over their ‘legacy’, HS2, finally being put out of its misery[/caption]
Instead we now find ourselves in critical need of cheaper UK-generated energy, more water storage for dry summers and new motorways to ease congestion.
But none of those were as sexy as a bullet train, were they?
Is there ANY limit to what they would spend on it?
This PM, though, must hope their complaints keep coming and that the BBC and others continue to amplify them.
Because if “13 years of Tory failure” is the millstone Labour and its pet media hope to hang around his neck, a principled spat with his predecessors is only going to help distance him from them.
THE Left’s consternation over the shortage of homes to rent is a wonder to behold.
They cannot concede that one of its root causes is the mass immigration they consider an unalloyed joy.
Yes, there are other factors which lead to 25 tenants chasing every property and rents rocketing by ten per cent.
Demand now massively outstrips supply. Far too few homes are built.
Pricier mortgages made matters worse, forcing more potential buyers to rent and some landlords to sell up.
The new renters’ rights Bill, commendable though it is, may deter yet more of the latter.
No building programme could keep pace with that.
It is utterly hypocritical to bemoan the plight of renters, not to mention our besieged public services, while screaming “racist” at anyone justifiably concerned with the scale of the influx.
FIFA’s contempt for fans has long been self-evident. But its 2030 World Cup on three continents is a jaw-dropping insult.
Ordinary folk will never afford it, unlike Fifa’s fatcats.
And how can an organisation remotely bothered about the climate sanction all those flights?
The beautiful game is tainted . . . by Fifa’s ugly greed.