Hopefully it will be crisis averted, and we’ll have a bit more time to fix the hole. But sooner or later, difficult choices on tax and spending are coming.
In the second piece of our mini-series, our guest author says that a switch to the scheme would most likely leave the average motorist better-off.
An estuary airport was touted as his big idea on flight capacity during his time as Mayor of London. There’s nobody to stop him now.
The Transport Secretary insists the Manifesto pledge to lower debt over this Parliament will be honoured.
And we shall not see a new Leader of the Opposition at Prime Minister’s Questions until 22nd April.
“We can consign the next generation to overcrowding, standing up in the carriageways or we can have the guts to take a decision.”
That’s why last week I launched my transport plan for the West Midlands – an ambitious, 20-year vision of how our constituent boroughs will be linked in the coming decades.
“The North of England needs new rail lines that go East-West and North-South.”
Ministers have been asked to push the Government’s priorities – tackling crime, funding the NHS, “levelling up”. How can these be effected without faster growth?
Would the Government have the bottle for planning, childcare and police overhauls – and will Downing Street sign up to this plan anyway?
This site would scrap the scheme. But sunk political costs as well as economic ones are likely to keep this Cameron modernisation legacy project chugging on and on.
Marr puts the argument to the Brexit Secretary that the project’s costs are running out of control.
The project has its vocal supporters, but there are many areas in the North of England which it will not help at all.
The Prime Minister was right to say many voters have only ‘lent’ us their votes. We must now earn that trust, by ensuring the benefits of life in a post-Brexit Britain reach all communities.
I hope that we will see more of the Chancellor during the campaign explaining how his plans can help support investment to boost productivity.