FORGIVE my incredulity, but wasn’t it only months ago that the county council was assuring ratepayers that BAM Nuttall was on a hiding to nothing in the court over the £90million worth of overrun costs and interest?

Reading between the lines (Guided busway bill 'could cost council millions of pounds', Hunts Post, October 19), it now seems that the council is getting rather jittery and preparing the public for a very expensive defeat.

Meanwhile as [the council] starts in-fighting, BAM Nuttall remains calmly tight-lipped -presumably confident in its contractual position.

I wonder, is the brown stuff about to hit the whirly thing on the ceiling.

OWEN HUGHES

Quay Court

St Ives