Trains On The Telly and More…

Several new television series are to be aired in 2017, capitalising on the great popularity of train and property programmes that have now overtaken antique and cookery in television viewing figures. Monday evening’s “I Used To Be a Politician Check Out...

High Speed Train – Moving Very Slowly

So that’s why Kirby left was it? At 3/4 of a million quid a year, it certainly wasn’t because he needed a pay rise to keep up with the household bills now was it? Phase one, linking London to the West Midlands won’t be finished until December 2027,...

Breaking News: The poor have all the money!

Have you ever wondered why… The telly is always full of programs about benefit claimants? Why the senior executives of Britain’s largest companies have had to have annual wage increases of up to 50%, while most people have had below-inflation wage rises?...

Hyde and Seek

Today the new members of the HS2 Select Committee appeared in the Chilterns, on a fact finding mission… or at least that was the idea. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, allegedly no stranger to things “country”, ventured out from the Cotswolds, together with...

Adonis says it’s over

According to Andrew Adonis (City AM Opinion article) the debate for HS2 is over, or at least that is what the headline states. However, he seems less sure a paragraph later when he declares that, “the high-speed line from London to the Midlands and the North, is...

Buggins Criticised Over Network Rail

HS2 chief Dave ‘Digger’ Buggins has seemingly come under sharp criticism for the running of Network Rail… by himself! Citing the lack of balanced investment in the North of England. In a ferocious attack upon his handling of Network Rail, he pulled...

Adonis to join HS2

In a surprise move, Adonis is to become a non-executive director of the £50billion (plus the number you first thought of) HS2, high speed rail project. Rather than hanging around at The Louvre letting tourists macro-shoot his genitals, Adonis is apparently coming to...

HS2 to have swimming pool

A new report has been released giving the results of a passenger survey, whereby train users were encouraged to put forward  suggestions for facilities to be included, when drawing up final plans for the high speed train. Results included, a children’s sandpit,...

The Calculation

With the weekend’s news dominated by The Grexit and surprisingly little said about HS2 for some months, I have wondered whether the current financial instability of our European neighbours is not the start of something unimaginable. (This thought provoking...

Area of Outstanding Natural Booty

Saw the HS2 Select Committee this week… did you? “‘Course not… you were at work and the kids were at school”. You could of missed it even if you had planned to be there, as they were in my road for a scheduled 5 minutes. Dammit! Even the...