Thursday, August 31, 2006

Super Fast Trains

I've just been listening to George Osborne, the Shadow Chancellor, talking about having a super fast MagLev train to Scotland, to save using air travel and thereby cutting pollution. Great idea. But can you see Britain having one? No, not a chance. The planning system would not allow it within a time frame that could deliver such a system. We have lost our vision in this country. Would the great start up of the railway and canal system have happened today? No. Could Isambard Kingdom Brunel built the Great West Railway today? No. Unfortunately we could not. We have neither the will nor drive to recreate the fantastic things we did in the past. Too many people complaining about change. So, sorry George it will not happen.

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