But in an interview with the Post Labour peer Lord Adonis, now an adviser to Labour leader Ed Miliband, told the Government to hold firm
and get the rail line built.
Given Canada's strong cases before the World Trade Organization (WTO) and North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) panels, which have already produced significant victories, NAHB has continued to urge your government hold firm
in the face of pressure to negotiate a bad deal.
``So, just as we will resist short-term pressures and hold firm
in our demand for discipline in pay in private and public sectors, so too we will resist pressure for the old short-term quick fixes in fiscal policy and we will hold firm
to our tough fiscal rules which have helped deliver greater stability and sus-tained growth.'' Responding to Mr Brown's comments, shadow chancellor Michael Howard said, ``The Chancellor has got his numbers wrong - but that's not all he's got wrong.
Cardiff showed fine handling to free full-back Chris Anderson only for the Llanelli defence to hold firm
, while Thomas saw a long-range drop-goal attempt drift tamely wide.