Closure of Swan Underpass
They did tell me that they would need to close off the A45 to clear the graffiti. Indeed it was closed off today, but the graffiti was cleared off at least 2 days ago.
I did say that I didn't think the road needed to be closed off. This is one of those mysteries I need to get to find out the details about.
Noticing the start of Labour's General Election poster campaign I wonder if the following slogans are ones Labour will use:
Labour - highest ever monthly government deficit 2004
Labour - youngest ever drunk driver convicted driving a stolen car
Labour - highest ever proportion of school age drug users
Somehow I don't think they will.
DfID's Situation Reports
show some understanding of the problems in Aceh.
They now say:
"Indonesia: Inter Agency assessment ongoing, starting to provide complementary
information to localised NGO reports. In accessible areas, relief efforts starting to
move along with serious momentum. Coordination remains the priority, as well as
perspective on how reconstruction can be kick-started alongside the relief effort."
Sadly they did not feel that adding to any momentum here was a priority suffient enough for them to offer financial support a fortnight ago.
The question now, however, moves to the long term. It is clear that DfID are not in a position to work properly on short term relief. I wonder as well if they can handle the long term.