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Oh Boris, you only needed to take a bite of the pie, not the whole pie!

Hello

So HS2 has been accepted in its entirety, yet many of the opposing Tory backbenchers live in its path.

There is no need for all of HS2. Can we forget the part from London to Birmingham? Boris has agreed to spend money on the Northern regions. Build this part and let them trade with each other.

If, as Birmingham’s Mayor said on this evening’s TV News, that it may take 20, 30 or 50 years to create, then do it inland. In around 2034, there may be a need for London to have higher tidal barriers as water rises around the world. There is talk of 1.5 metres.

Before we talk about buying so many trains from a German company, no less, there should be a proper study of how many are needed. And that German company, although highly respected, is not British. Our Derbyshire carriage-makers shouted vigorously, but no-one in government listened.

The beauty of creating a high-speed line between the northern cities of Birmingham and Leeds, for example, means that a far higher specification can be drawn up for the London-Birmingham connection. something quieter, that does not annihilate ancient woodlands, that bypasses meadows and marshes.

We have a rich diversity of insects in these environments. Let us stay that way.

In the meantime, Boris can enjoy being feted by the northern cities, to whom you promised due care and attention.

I took a break. Now we can start making our own demands on Brussels, from a position of respect.

Have a good week

LucyLou

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Peaceful Consequences?

As always, it is cause and effect. You do something; it has an effect. For example, you bomb a country to smithereens and the effect is that its population flees.

No war exit policy has worked since the British went into Afghanistan. The bad guys, the Nailbat, are still there, mainly because it is about the bad people’s thought patterns, rather than physical obliteration. They are passed on, via the tradition of oral storytelling.

Educate the children to find longlasting peace in the way of that country and create diplomacy amongst the adults. Regrettably, that is another of Mr Osborne’s timebombs. Diplomats returned home after a visit to China, kept together only by their good judgement. They stopped George blundering into making the Chinese lose face and when they returned home, a stupidly ungrateful government announced diplomatic job cuts in the Foreign Office . Give us strength to outlast idiots.

Please do not let Mr Osborne, in particular and also his boss stumble into situations where they think themselves obliged to help out foreign billionaires where none is expected. The scar of HS1 and HS2 anyone? It has tracks and is being built by … you are so far ahead of me … a Chinese billionaire who favours German carriages while we sink into the mire of false gratitude.

LucyLou

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