September 19th, 2013

Quote of the Day

Graeme Leach slams HS2:

“We might as well knock down Birmingham and build it twenty minutes closer to London, and do it for less than £50bn.” 


12 Comments

  1. 1
    DameIreneWard says:

    A listner to Five Live’s Wake up to Money tweated this in yesterday morning. Was that Mr. Leach or has he borrowed the idea?

  2. 2
    The British public says:

    Demolishing Birmingham sounds like a very good idea. Rebuilding it somewhere else, doesn’t.

  3. 3
  4. 4
    Or... says:

    “We might as well knockdown Londonistan and build it twenty minutes closer to Islamabad and do it for less than £50bn.”

    • 7
      The British public says:

      That’s a very good idea – it would be under the North Sea, and pretty close to the wreck of the USS Richard Montgomery, too.

  5. 6
    Joe Bloggs says:

    It is statements like this from so called economists or politicians (statesmen to them), that make us wonder if our education system is a major barrier to achieving wisdom.

  6. 9
    Anne says:

    A question for you. As the HS2 is all part of the EU’s Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) Policy, thus allowing foreigners to dictate what we must have on our land-whether we like it or not, or can afford it or not-(How many £trillions are we in debt already?) What about the rest of what is in TEN-T? Do we pay to give sovereignty over our skies for the EU’s Single European Sky? (Air Traffic Control) And sadly, do we also give Sovereignty(authority) over our Ports and Seas (12 mile limit) so that EU ships can come and Go as they please? Hmmmmph! There’s a thought, will our ships be classed as EU Ships too?

  7. 12
    Mike Sugar says:

    Mock The Week http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03b3h9y/Mock_the_Week_Series_12_Episode_8/
    from 22:00

    Trust a politician to steal a good line. Question is, from whom was the Mock The Week line by Gary Delaney lifted?

    Ah! Plagiarism …..


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



orkneylad says:

What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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