Ducking and diving on infrastructure won’t drag us into the 21st century

Britain’s reluctance to invest in national improvement is just one consequence of this seemingly endless era of austerity

There are measures of how broke the UK has become wherever you look. And it’s not just the public sector that is showing the strain.

The vast sums needed to keep up with 21st century developments are also absent from a private sector that has become reluctant to take any big bets without a large slug of government support behind it.

The UK is expert at boxing clever to give a show of modernity without spending vast sums of money

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