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It’s time for a radical intervention on transport

The government continues to support the wasteful and discredited rail franchising system. We must do better

By Andy McDonald   February 2018

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn travelling by train. Photo: PA

In rhetoric, if not in practice, the Conservative Party is showing signs of realising that borrowing to invest has some benefits. In the United States, even Donald Trump has seen the importance of investing in the economy. I am delighted to see these late adopters following the lead set by the Labour Party.

Investment in transport was a key pillar of our manifesto last year. We recognise how the sector will transform and decarbonise the economy. Transport isn’t just about…

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