The righties in the UK aren’t pussy footing around – they know that their economy will be boosted by a good roading network, and instead of pandering to minority hand wringers, they’re out and proud.
David Cameron will today embrace what Margaret Thatcher called âthe great car economyâ as he unveils plans for the biggest roadbuilding programme for almost half a century.
The Prime Minister will announce a ÂŁ15billion boost for more than 100 projects to be completed by the end of the decade, resulting in hundreds of miles of extra lanes on Britainâs motorways and trunk roads.
Can you imagine headlines like that for New Zealand? Â All you would get is wall to wall whining from the Greens and Labour through their MSM mouthpieces, with just one or two little op-eds here and there saying it might actually be a decent idea.
Mr Cameronâs announcement echoes the âroads for prosperityâ scheme unveiled by Mrs Thatcher in 1989 to boost âthe great car economyâ, which promised the largest expansion of the roads network since the Romans.
But many schemes were quietly abandoned in the mid-1990s after environmental protests and spending cuts.
Addressing the Confederation of British Industryâs (CBI) annual conference in London today, Mr Cameron will say the Government is to set out the first-ever long term âroads investment strategyâ for the UK in Chancellor George Osborneâs forthcoming autumn statement. Read more »