On the same day, the Department of Transport announces that it is to allow heavier lorries to traverse Britain's highways, as long as drivers are equipped with a map that locates any remaining rail freight terminals.
With these cynical manoeuvres, a Government led by a Prime Minister with a vision of a green and pleasant land of cricket matches and cycling old ladies further reduces itself to a state where, by comparison, the prevarications of the England cricket selectors are seen as the rational and clear-sighted policies of a deeply informed and popular body.
Professor of Economics
University of Kent
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