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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sir Rod Eddington wants us all to use air

Price us off the roads with road pricing designed not to pay for more roads, but to force us off. Then do the same with rail - specifically don't build a high-speed rail link linking North and South. What are we left with? Air? What's Eddington's background?
And all the while I thought that road pricing would allow government to bring industry to the provinces - to reimburse say 100 miles of a freight journey that crosses both sides of Scotch Corner so as to make manufacturing in the North East as profitable as similar activity next to the South East market. Am I an idealist, or just naive?


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