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THE Prime Minister has grasped the nettle with his announcement of a massive investment in council house building, funded by public borrowing.
WITH the spectre of congestion charging now hanging over Merseyside, and particularly Liverpool, is it not time that our politicians and planners grasped the nettle and identified a cure for the problem instead of predictably caning the poor motorist?
The Warning filly appeared to be thrown in on her debut in handicap company over a mile and a half at Haydock 13 days ago and, although still looking green, she grasped the nettle in determined fashion in the closing stages to score by two and a half lengths from Mini Lodge.
Gaybo grasped the nettle by calling for the issue to be re-examined.
Charles Wilson, chairman of the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association NH committee, yesterday described the report as "one of a number of indicators that racing has grasped the nettle and is prepared to consider all options and take radical steps if necessary.