What is clear is that people want better-connected places. We need more rail capacity, but this is not just about getting to or from London and it can’t come at any price.
One of an occasional series of articles that ConservativeHome is publishing in advance of the Budget.
This site would scrap the scheme. But sunk political costs as well as economic ones are likely to keep this Cameron modernisation legacy project chugging on and on.
Our readers’ top choice was the same as Number Ten’s for the Lords: York. But a good case was made for Coventry – and Warwick University.