News that Prime Minister has said he will look again at the M4 relief plan around Newport. despite the Welsh Senedd not being in support (if not actually fully opposed) is a worrying development.
Now this may be political posturing like a bridge or tunnel actually be built between Scotland and Northern Ireland? I an idea that has been suggested several times by Boris Johnson and will now be looked at as part of a national review into UK transport connections.
The aom as with the M4 relief road is to give the impression that it is the UK goverment that is innovative and to lead people to asl Why do we need, a devolved government.
In an alternative history, the United States lost the American Revolutionary War and George Washington was executed for treason. Thus, America in 1973 is still under the control of the British Empire. The divergence point between this world and our own occurred far earlier, however, when the Moors won the battle of Navas de Tolosa on the Iberian peninsula, on July 16, 1212. Thus it was that Spain was unable to become unified, owing to the survival of an Islamic presence in its territory, and therefore could not finance the expedition of Christopher Columbus in 1492. Instead, it was John Cabot who discovered America, just a few years later and the bridge seems just as fanciful.
The study will investigate the feasibility of a fixed link between the two nations including cost, practicality and demand.
But some critics have already dismissed the idea as impractical, arguing the money would be better spent elsewhere.
Mr Johnson has previously put a price of "about £15bn" on building a bridge which could stretch from Portpatrick in Scotland to Larne in Northern Ireland - a distance of more than 20 miles across the Irish Sea.
I doubt that the bridge will not get any further that the study even if it's report is positive.
What we are seeing is efforts by the Tories to make elaborate plans which may capture the imagination but that's its intention "castle in the air", reduced to a bridge.
The M4 relief road may be a bit more realistic , the intention to undermine the Senedd and build the relief road whether we need it or want it.
Its a kin to your neighbour saying.
"I've bought you a gazebo for your garden"
"But I don't want a gazebo at the moment it will take up to much space".
"Never mind that I've brought you a new gazebo, well when i say"bought" you are going to pay for it"
It will be interesting how "Welsh" Tory Senedd leader Paul Davies will spin this a manifesto , which makes promises dependent on thier London masters decision will be somewhat controversial , though not unique.