Apparently the Government has now agreed to forge ahead with the new HS2 rail link between London and Birmingham .
This is because it will make it much quicker and easier for families living in London to visit their relations in Birmingham and the North.
The Government has proudly released this artist’s impression of how the new HS2 will look in action.
The most compelling argument the Obama administration is offering to boost what it acknowledges is a compromise nuclear deal with Iran is this: it’s better than the alternatives. That sort of pragmatic point is appealing to members of Congress, particularly skeptical Democrats who are searching for ways to support their president and who are accustomed to voting for the lesser of evils in a realpolitik world where the options are often bad, worse, even worse, and worst of all.
But the question remains: How did we get ourselves into the situation where there are no good options?