Interesting polemic in this week’s Spectator, of relevance to the Midlands and the way that high-speed rail looks set to eventually make Birmingham a commuter suburb of London: “Another Country“…

“The politicians, civil servants and journalists who make up Britain’s governing class have had their world view shaped by living in the capital and its wealthy satellites. They run one country, but effectively live in another. […] London has now left Britain behind, blasting off from the rest of the nation like some vast UFO.”