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Martin Pawley: buck-passing in old Westminster

Once upon a time there was a thing called the Integrated Transport Policy. It was viewed as a technical matter, suitable to be handed over to a celebrated firm of engineers together with a deadline which - unless I am very much mistaken - would have allowed plenty of time for it to appear in New Labour's election manifesto last year. But for one reason or another this neat piece of programming did not work out. The engineers did look into new railways, mass cycling, rickshaws powered ...

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