Hurrah! It was idle wot won it! The blog, the letter in the Torygraph, the cunning slogan: H2O, Not HS2, the opinion-forming at every drinks and dinner party (you know you've got them when their eyes glaze over and they start muttering about getting home, I think).
Effectively dead. Effectively bereft of life and lying in peace. Effectively a dead parrot. Hurrah again! That's about three hundred square miles of prime hunting country back in play, and £30 billion of our children's and grandchildren's taxes saved for other, slightly less brazenly stupid projects.
In other news.......
After their brilliant banking bailout, here is what they now call a Spanish Revolver:
"The way the system should work is when you fail, you fail, and competent people are required to come in and reorganise the assets. What we are doing in the West now is taking assets from the competent people, giving them to incompetent people, and saying 'now you compete with the competent people with their money'. It is absurd economics and it is absurd morality”
Jim Rogers, co-founder with George Soros of the Quantum Fund, the grand daddy proto-hedge fund