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For the good of passengers, taxpayers and the railway, this pre-internet system needs a wholesale reset.
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.
We must level-up the country. By providing the funds we need, the Government will send a vote of confidence in the power of local decision-making.
“We can consign the next generation to overcrowding, standing up in the carriageways or we can have the guts to take a decision.”
Andy Street: Yes to HS2. But it’s only the start of the transport revolution we need north of Watford.
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.
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?
The Treasury fights back. How it plans to drive radical reform – and become “the Government’s internal think tank”
Would the Government have the bottle for planning, childcare and police overhauls – and will Downing Street sign up to this plan anyway?
HS2’s financial case gets weaker and weaker – but has its political justification held up any better?
The project has its vocal supporters, but there are many areas in the North of England which it will not help at all.
Sponsored Post: Rail Delivery Group: 1,000 extra trains set to boost communities across Britain in 2020
A better railway is crucial to delivering prosperity in every part of the country, connecting communities and transforming regional economies.
Tom Tugendhat: The three foreign policy actions that Johnson should take now that he has this huge majority
For the first time in decades the levers of British influence – defence, diplomacy, aid and trade – could sit alongside domestic efforts in education and infrastructure.
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.
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government and Whitehall.
Andrew Smith: The next Conservative Government can deliver for the North by investing in regeneration.
I hope that we will see more of the Chancellor during the campaign explaining how his plans can help support investment to boost productivity.
The current expensive disruptive route, and the neglect of decrepit local transport, are unacceptable.