Sunday, February 10, 2013

Horse Play

One man's meat is another man's meat, too.

Whilst I fully appreciate that now, under "elf an' safety", we need to know the entire pedigree of any meat we consume I am exercised into wondering why anyone would 'bridle' at the discovery that they had consumed a lasagne, burger or any other dish comprised entirely of horse meat.

I am reminded of those campaigns in which the consumer was asked to tell 'Stork' from 'Butter' in a blind tasting. It seems that in an unwitting test of the British palate no-one could tell Beef from Horse.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

More Haste . . .

Planning for the Future

If we have a high speed train link to the north of the country in 20 years time, who is going to

a) afford to use it when you consider the 'carbon tax' that will be levied upon machinery used

b) need to use it when you consider the possible developments in things like Skype and the increase in the number of people who work from home.

 c) want to use it when it is for people, rather than moving goods?

Perhaps the money could be better invested in developing an Internet network for the entire country that is so blazingly fast that high speed rail travel will seem lumbering by comparison.