It's been a busy week but I did find time to join in with a webinar (just who invents these perfectly dreadful words do you think?) with an august industry publication on Tuesday (once I'd got over the stress inducing business of logging on and what-have-you, nearly gave up the attempt at one point).
It was hardly ground-breaking stuff since the guys were questioned separately, although the calm of a low-key approach was rather refreshing in contrast to the slightly shrill tone of the national debate.
The temperature did rise from time to time though; Labour's housing minister John Healey claiming that it would be a "catastrophe" if the RDAs get scrapped was perhaps a tad hysterical (although his praise for Yorkshire Forward was well-placed).
In any case, it is clear that the uncertainty over the RDAs future has done more collateral damage to them than any cuts could ever have effected.
At another point, when asked about the future of the Thames Gateway his (somewhat masterly) understatement was "it is a cluttered field" but he didn't at any point explain why he did nothing at all about this during all the time he was minister of state. I find it a complete mystery that so many of them can perfectly analyse the problem while neatly side stepping the fact that they were the people responsible.