This is curious:
John Prescott will go to the High Court today [7/26/2004 - ed.] to keep alive plans to build a primate research centre at Cambridge.
Animal rights campaigners are challenging the Deputy Prime Minister's decision to overrule his own planning inspector, who found against the project, proposed for a green- field site at Huntingdon Road.
Since then, plans to build the £32m neurological research centre have collapsed amid soaring costs and opposition from animal-rights activists.
Although Cambridge University pulled the plug on the project in January, saying the centre was financially unviable even without the expected costs of meeting extra security, Mr Prescott's move means building could resume at any time over the next five years. [emphasis added - ed.] . . .
So - why is Mr. Prescott fighting for the construction of something that Cambridge said is "financially unviable" even without the costs of extra security?
Either Cambridge lied, or Mr. Prescott is grandstanding and putting on a show of support for something that he knows full well can't happen. Or - is the facility now financial viable?