MPs tend to think no further ahead than the next election – which won’t do.
Posts Tagged: Railways
Jonathan Isaby: HS2 – Unpopular with voters. Unpopular in the north. Unpopular with Tories. Unpopular everywhere.
The results of a ComRes poll released today should make sobering reading for HS2’s political cheerleaders.
Lewis Baston: Ernest Marples. Yes, a rogue – but he brightened up the 1950s, and he made things happen
Long-range phone calls, premium bonds, parking meters, yellow pavement lines, summary traffic penalties…his hand was in them all.
We must give other cities north of the capital more of a chance.
Indecision on HS2. Blather over Heathrow. All Labour seems certain of is that Thomas the Tank Engine is sexist.
Cities as diverse as Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol and Reading should gain from the project – as should the Chilterns.
In Wakefield, represented by the party’s Transport front bench spokesman, the revival of Kirkgate is bringing benefits to Westgate – and passengers.
Also in Iain’s Friday Diary: The Tonbridge and Malling Open Primary. Gordon Brown, “ex-politician”. Tony Benn’s Diaries. And what I did during the Great Storm
Andrew Bridgen MP: I said Labour would U-turn on HS2. And I was right. We should drop the scheme before it’s too late.
Labour will provide enough time to commit us – and then Balls will spring £50 billion of spending pledges from the saving of cancelling HS2.