Friday, 28 September 2012

What is it about Bray?

It's a villagein Berkshire of some 4000 people. Nought strange there but it has FOUR Michelin star restaurants. Two of those restaurants get 3 Michelin stars (there are only two other 3 star restaurants in the whole of the UK).

That is incredible.

The restaurants are -

1) The Fat Duck - Heston Blumenthal - 3 stars
2) Waterside Inn - Alain Roux/Fabrice Uhryn - 3 stars
3) Royal Oak - Michael Parkinson - 1 Star
4) Hinds Head - Heston Blumenthal - 1 star

Am tempted to move there.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Boris is right on Heathrow

Below is Boris Johnson's reaction to Justine Greening being sacked today from being Secretary of State for Transport because she objected to Heathrow expansion.

‘There can be only one reason to move her – and that is to expand Heathrow Airport. It is simply mad to build a new runway in the middle of west London. Nearly a third of the victims of aircraft noise in the whole of Europe live in the vicinity of Heathrow.

‘Now it is clear that the Government wants to ditch its promises and send yet more planes over central London. The third runway would mean more traffic, more noise, more pollution – and a serious reduction in the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of people. We will fight this all the way.’

Both Boris and Justine are right to object to expansion - after all it is still Tory policy and it's plainly insane to further ruin west London with noise and pollution when it is not necessary.

It's a daft idea that will cost the Tories safe seats.