THE COUNTRY is bankrupt, growth rate is zero, inflation is rampant and the value of people’s pensions and savings is falling, but never mind, let’s spend millions of pounds building a Frontliner tram to run along the beach at Bognor!
All the councils are in favour and it won’t cost the taxpayer a penny, just don’t mention the Portsmouth Millennium Tower or the Surfer Wave Machine at Bournemouth!
It will be supported by the Heritage Lottery fund, a non-elected quango that uses the proceeds from a form of betting tax to finance the building of capital projects of little use; and the project will definitely not overrun, incur extra funding or require support from West Sussex County Council!
And long-suffering taxpayers, if you look out of your windows next week you will see pink elephants flying across the sky!
... My say is that I think it is fantastic as I love trains. I think it will be a success!!!
But where will the road train go along the coast? Will we still be able to walk on the prom? And how far will it go?
Liam Doyle, aged eight