Finally, a proposal by the Conservatives that I agree with, building a 360mph “maglev” link between London and Edinburgh. It would take under an hour, and pollute eight times less than the equivilent air journey. Now, who pays for it?

“You have to ask yourself, if Japan is developing this technology, if China has already introduced this kind of train, if Germany is looking at this technology, why on earth are we not doing so in Britain?”