HE has spent the political conference season shoring up cross-party support for the HS2 rail line, and opening the discussion on the possibility of HS3 and more. Not attracted by the rail network as it currently stands, it seems, Lord Baron Andrew Adonis (of Camden Town) however could be spotted travelling back from Glasgow last night by air rather than train.
Three seats away from him on the British Airways flight back to London Heathrow sat former Liberal Democrat councillor Chris Naylor, who has spent many hours campaigning, warning, shouting about the destruction that HS2 could bring to Camden. The flight was delayed, everybody was red-eyed tired.
As the Baron nibbled on a crayfish sandwich, it was too late an hour, on this occasion, for Chris to get into the never-ending rights and wrongs of high speed rail. They would need a long haul flight for that.