London and the South East will together receive three quarters of all transport investment in England in the years ahead.
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The coalition’s record to date on infrastructure is woeful.
Ed Balls’ latest Guardian article is an interesting one.
Everyone knew there would be very little money to spare in Wednesday’s Spending Review and Thursday’s ‘Growth Statement’. The slow recovery of the national economy has put paid to any attempts to move away from ‘austerity’, so departmental cuts of up to 10 per cent came as no surprise.
Today’s announcements about infrastructure spending are yet another U-turn for a coalition government which cut capital spending far too deeply at the last spending round.
Less than one in 100 of the coalitions infrastructure projects are finished, according to figures which will be put to the government by Labour tomorrow.
The Scottish government yesterday published an update to its own Infrastructure Investment Plan, described as an uncosted “bribe” by opposition parties.
If the North of England is to move on from its industrial past and fully contribute to national prosperity, it needs a more level playing field
John Stewart, chair of AirportWatch, writes about the government’s recent remarks on airport expansion and aviation, following today’s budget.