CrossRail signals a new era of profligate politics – and voters will pay the price – Telegraph.co.uk

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CrossRail signals a new era of profligate politics – and voters will pay the price – Telegraph.co.uk

Europe’s largest infrastructure project is becoming an embarrassment. Crossrail, the new East-West London rail link, which has just been delayed again and which will cost another few hundred million on top of the billions that have already been lavished on it, was meant to be only the start of a wave of exciting investments in the capital. 

Jealous for his north London constituency and before he transformed himself into a hysterical evangelist for the woke Left, David Lammy was calling for a North-South line, Crossrail 2, to be built as early as 2013. And yet, here we are, over-time and over-budget, and the management of the original Crossrail cannot confirm definitively that their railway will…

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