Monthly Archives: December 2013

On holiday

This blog is now on holiday, and will return in the week beginning 6 January, barring any seismic infrastructure news before then. Advertisements

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Boris’ doublespeak on London airports

London mayor Boris Johnson is still fighting hard for his plans for a brand-new London airport to be taken seriously, in spite of his plan being left out of a report on airport expansion options published by the government on Tuesday. Which … Continue reading

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The government’s HS2 ‘saving’ is a fraud

‘Fraud’ is the only word to describe the overall action and effect of government briefing on this recent article about High Speed 2 in The Guardian.

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Infrastructure is not scary, again

As this blog notes from time to time, a lot of governments are looking for new private investors to invest in infrastructure projects. They are particularly interested in attracting institutional investors, that is insurers and pension funds, since their liabilities … Continue reading

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There’s no such thing as a free road

In 2010, the then new UK government announced it was cancelling plans to upgrade part of the A14 highway for £1.1 billion of public money, on the grounds that it was too expensive. It began looking for an alternative. At … Continue reading

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