How to get the infrastructure spending show on the road

The government needs to take a new look at getting the private sector behind the railways and bridges of the future

Neither David Cameron nor George Osborne needs much encouragement to appear in a safety suit and a hard hat. In a rare double act in April the prime minister and chancellor visited a building site on the M1 to promise that more than 200 rail, road, broadband and water projects would be heading for completion this year. It was part of a bigger national infrastructure plan, a wish list of almost 650 schemes, from HS2 to better drainage on the M3.

The momentum will continue in this week's Queen's speech, which is expected to contain an infrastructure bill attempting to fast-track contentious projects, including fracking.

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