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Ed and Mary, the Great Central engines. Or, is there an alternative to HS2?

As a paid-up gricer, I’ve been semi-idly wondering for a while whether the Great Central (GC) trackbed could have provided an alternative to High Speed 2 (HS2). I say ‘semi-idly’ … Continue reading

29 October 2013 · Leave a comment

The charity fat cat debate misses the point: charities are comprised of two incompatible tribes

There’s been a lot in the press over the last week about so-called charity fat cats. Let’s have a quick recap. The Telegraph splashed last Tuesday with a report on … Continue reading

12 August 2013 · 2 Comments

Stop press. Some people crave attention

Last Sunday, Palace got turned over 3-0 away to Brighton in football’s biggest and most important derby. Palace shipped two easy goals before half time and played badly in the … Continue reading

23 March 2013 · Leave a comment

Daley fail

We can’t take what we read on the intranet at face value. (Who knew?) We should use the Yes Minister test At the beginning of the first volume of James … Continue reading

11 November 2012 · Leave a comment

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