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The Tories’ pre-election fantasising comes back to haunt them, according to Left Futures.

An article on the site states:

Just 7 weeks after the election when the Tories boasted of the biggest investment in the railways since Victorian times, the grand 5-year £38.5bn plan has collapsed, with the government trying to dump the blame on Network Rail.

The Tories are all the more culpable since they still vaunted their grandiose plans in their election manifesto though Network Rail admitted “very early on last year” that the 5-year plan would be ‘incredibly difficult to deliver’.

This is classic Osbornism: announce vainglorious plans and then fail to deliver.

In 2010 in his first budget Osborne promised to eliminate the budget deficit by 2015. In fact it hardly reduced at all and has ended up this year at an almighty £90bn. Now he’s promised to eliminate it by 2018-19, but he hasn’t a snowball’s chance in hell of achieving that.

It seems to This Writer that anybody living north of Birmingham, who voted Conservative, must have reason to be annoyed with Osborne’s promissory profligacy.

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