In any other town in the country heads would have rolled before now or the entire council disbanded at such wastage. But as we know, when it comes to the Borough of Corby, money truly is no object. The building is finally complete - yes, it now has a roof, and if the Cube catches fire, your odds of successfully evacuating the building are now rated at better than 50%.
Commentators are treating this final completion of the Cube as a cause for celebration and civic pride. One can only assume that any criticism of the activities of Corby Council are outlawed under local bylaws, and no one is asking too many questions as to what went wrong. And for so long.
Imagine for a minute if the same cocked-up construction had happened in Kettering? We almost murdered all of our councillors over spending a million quid on the Market Place! A five year overrun? Thirteen million quid over budget? If this had happened in Kettering our teeth-gnashing anger would have been so overwhelming that we would have burned the town to the ground, sewn the ground with salt and then thrown ourselves into the river. At least. But then, that's Kettering folk for you! We expect nothing and get nothing. Not so just up the road. They expect everything and pretty much get it. And when they've f**ked that up, they'll get it again.
"Where's the front door?
Bugger, that'll be another 2 million quid!"