Wherever you build new infrastructure, jobs will follow. So build it in the north

Wherever you build new infrastructure, jobs will follow. So build it in the north
The pressure on the south-east to expand is unnecessary. State investment could put northern cities centre stage

Britains failure to press ahead with large-scale infrastructure projects is puzzling. The government is keen, funding can only be described as ultra-cheap and there is a long list of projects waiting on the runway not least extra airport capacity in the south-east.

The Airports Commission, headed by Sir Howard Davies, will deliver its verdict this week on expanding Gatwick or Heathrow, while reserving judgment on a winner until after the election. The dither and delay surrounding the decision appears to be symptomatic of a more general malaise.

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Source: Guardian Transport

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/09/build-infrastructure-jobs-north-south-divide