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More broken promises


THE GOVERNMENT is up to its old tr icks again - disguising spending cuts as new work.

The latest set of false promises surround motorway investment. Department for Transport officials have decided the best way to ease congestion is to allow motorists to drive on the hard shoulder. The plan is being presented as a jam-busting initiative but it is nothing of the sort.

Converting hard shoulders is just a cheap alternative to motorway widening and a stop-gap measure that will do lit tle to ease overcrowding on Britain's busiest routes.

Contractors have been promised widening jobs and are furious that the work they have geared up for has been slashed.

Once you no longer trust Government announcements then the ruling party really is in trouble.