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We need a rail infrastructure that really connects the UK

Infrastructure is costly and time consuming, but the real cost would be to fail to act

By Chris Grayling   February 2018

Building is costly—but we can't afford to not. Photo: PA

The case for investing in infrastructure is just as strong today as it was in the days of Brunel, Stephenson or Telford. It doesn’t matter whether you’re manufacturing cloth or smartphones, designing software or running a firm of solicitors: you still need access to suppliers, a skilled workforce, and a ready marketplace. Effective transport is what allows workers choose from a wider range of employers, and take a better job in the next town. If we are to build…

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