Or are our Christmas stockings going to be bulging with goodies? The first thing that caught my insomniac eye this morning reading the online DT was this:
BORIS JOHNSON will reinstate local railway lines scrapped during the Beeching cuts in the Sixties as part of a package of measures to rejuvenate provincial towns.
The Conservatives will make a manifesto pledge to spend £500 million opening branch lines that closed more than 50 years ago, starting with routes in the north of England
Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, promises the plan will “banish the shadow of Beeching and restore those connections which made our country great and brought our people together
Yeah right. How good would it be, but do we believe it? And who is going to pay for it?
Each day seems to bring a new promise, each more desperate than the last - and not just from the Tories. Our health service is imploding, our crime rate is rising with inadequate resourcing for policing, we have ever growing numbers of homeless on the streets, - are promises of “jam tomorrow” really going to convince?
Oh and our potholes locally are still dire, as is the state of the pavements. .
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