UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Tories can’t be trusted with our railways says Baker

Press Release   •   Feb 22, 2010 08:39 GMT

“This stance taken by the Tories clearly suggests that they’re rowing back from their commitment on high-speed rail," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Secretary.

Commenting on the news that the Tories have refused Government offers to view an advanced copy of the high-speed rail white paper, Norman Baker said:

“This stance taken by the Tories clearly suggests that they’re rowing back from their commitment on high-speed rail.

“Seeing the document doesn’t commit any party to a particular line, but it is a useful way of learning what's on the table and informs the debate.

“This peculiar decision of the Tories coupled with Osborne’s spending cuts strongly suggest that the Tories are trying to kick high-speed rail into the long grass.

“The Tories can’t be trusted with our railways.”