If you want to know why regional assembles should be abolished read THIS article from today's Eastern Daily Press. Conservative MP Richard Spring has exploded with rage - and rightly so - about the decision to delay dualling the Barton Mills to Thetford stretch of the A11 from 2008 to as far away as 2015. And it's all been done on the QT by the non-elected East of England Regional Assembly. Admittedly it's a Department of Transport decision but it's been done on the recommendation of the EERA. Anyone who knows this tretch of road knows how dangerous it is, and the decision beggars belief. It's the final stretch of the A11 to be dualled and is much needed if Norfolk's economy is to grow. I think I have just found the lead for my Saturday column in this week's EDP.