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.
Source: Guardian Transport