Tuesday 10 March 2020 / 10:02 PM John McDonnell

‘ A gimmicky grab-bag of projects’ – McDonnell responds to Chancellor’s pothole announcement

John McDonnell MP, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, responding to the Chancellor’s pothole announcement, said:

“This rehash of Theresa May’s pothole fund is another policy announcement that shows the Tories trying to patch up problems they have created without getting a grip on the underlying state of infrastructure in this country.

“The Tories have created a £192 billion infrastructure investment hole over the last decade, and throughout that time they have failed to adopt a strategy for investment in the long-term.

“In this week’s Budget the Tories are repeating their mistake of the last ten years, shelving the National Infrastructure Strategy in place of a gimmicky grab-bag of projects, which is likely only to leave the public let down and disappointed.”