THE government is calling for a consensus on pretending a new high speed rail link will not be a gigantic waste of money.
Downing Street is concerned that some people are still refusing to ignore the obvious drawbacks of the multi-trillion pound catastrophe-in-waiting.
Prime minister David Cameron said: “It would be much easier for me, personally, if everyone could change their opinion. Even if they don’t really mean it.
“Go on, just say that you like it. And even if you still think it will be utterly pointless, at least say that you think the trains look fancy.
“Then I can convince myself that we are in complete agreement.”
Mr Cameron is calling on Britain to ‘dig deep’ and find ‘new reserves of self-delusion’.
He added: “Britain doesn’t need to be brilliant, it just needs to pretend that it is.”