Only a thousand acres are being released for housing, despite far more being surplus to requirements.
Posts Tagged: Railways
The Transport Secretary’s announcement this week about price indices sounded timid and technocratic.
This fiscal rule would leave governments free to borrow for infrastructure investments – but day-to-day spending would be paid through your and my taxes.
The project is already well over its original price. Some dream of abandoning it.
Nick Herbert: It’s the seventh week of this railway shambles. Passengers must be compensated – and companies and managers fired.
Passengers deserve redress, and the ‘delay repay’ scheme is not good enough.
The Moggcast. “If it’s a bad deal, or it doesn’t meet the manifesto commitments, people won’t vote for it”
Rees-Mogg on Cabinet indiscipline, how May could survive Brexit defeat, and why he is “very unlikely” to be the next Prime Minister. And: is the World Cup coming home?
A by-product of people preparing for a leadership race is a search for new and popular policies.
Daniel Hannan: Higher taxes, spending bungs, pay caps, gender quotas. Is this really the brave new Brexit Britain we want?
What changed? When did we lose the global vocation that infused the Cabinet, Leavers and Remainers alike, two years ago?
Chris Grayling has reportedly “informed Network Rail that this must not happen again”, even as he faced a Commons vote of no confidence.
Plus: The Government gets airports wrong and Burnham gets rail wrong. And: a miserable PMQs for Tory MPs.
The combination of crucial Brexit votes, crumbling ministerial discipline, growing grassroots discontent and a rail crisis serves to intensify pressure on Downing Street.
I welcome the rail industry’s and Transport Focus’ efforts in grasping the nettle and tackling this issue.
Chloe Westley: Enough talk of tax rises from Tory Ministers. Let’s have tax cuts instead. Or else what are they for?
The Conservatives are not going to win the hearts and minds of the British people by proposing Labour-lite policies. There must be something different on offer.
Traffic jams are already bad enough – this project would make them worse. Road improvements are a better way to boost tourism.
A key reason why the line was unprofitable is that Network Rail failed to deliver improved infrastructure – and it’s already in public hands.