Let us escape from the mucky world of politics for a day and enjoy the cleaner healthier world of heavy engineering:
Watching the late Fred Dibnah on the box last night was a joy as he toured Britain bring great engineering to us. His views are to quote:
"Fred Dibnah pushed into the world in 1938, a world, which in his view has been going downhill ever since, he has had two main passions - Steeplejacks and Steam Engines."
As he drives his steam engine around the country fuelled by water, coal and beer (I have never seen so many shots of someone driving supping cans of ale!) he also came across a modern example of a fantastic project -
The Falkirk Wheel - a boat lift designed to connect the Union Canal with the Forth and Clyde Canal 25 m below. Magnificent!