Yorkshire Post 23rd September 2018 “A series of announcements and comments made over five days in July was enough to unleash a long summer of criticism of the Government and questions over its commitment to the North. Starting with his decision to scrap electrification of a stretch of the Midland Mainline and ending with his supportive comments about a second Crossrail project in London, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling became the target of sustained attacks from think-tanks, business groups, politicians and the media in the North. The storm culminated in a summit in Leeds demanding the Government recommit to transport improvements in the North including clear timetables for delivery.”
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