Welcome to Britain. Last Sunday evening 100 passengers arrived in Ramsgate on the Ostend jetfoil. After being left to stew for a while on a shuttle bus, they were driven round Ramsgate and deposited at the station, just in time to bid a fond farewell to the train to London. They then had to wait an hour for the next London train; meanwhile the station buffet closed, as did the lavatories. They finally arrived in the capital after the Tube had shut down for the night. Rather than being an example of Britain's contempt for visitors, perhaps this was a clever marketing ploy on behalf of Eurostar: certainly it makes the idea of the Channel tunnel very appealing.