LABOUR frontbenchers yesterday repeatedly refused to tell voters which crucial road projects they would axe to pay for Jeremy Corbyns multi-billion pound pledge to slash rail fares, in a series of car-crash interviews.
Mr Corbyn vowed to use money raised from road tax currently reserved for a 29billion upgrade of Britains creaking road network to cut train tickets by a third.
Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald was unable to say which road investment projects Labour would sacrifice
But Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald was unable to say which of the road investment projects would be sacrificed.
And he refused to rule out scrapping improvements to the A303 A30 A358 roads in the South-West, upgrades to the A1 North, and the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon.
Repeatedly grilled about which projects would not go ahead, Mr McDonald finally said: I am wanting to look at those plans because I’m aware that some of the preparations and planning for those have not been a perfect and I want to take an assessment of exactly where we’re up to.
Meanwhile Mr Corbyn refused to say why the huge train ticket pledge wasnt in the Labour manifesto unveiled last month.
Grilled about his latest surprise policy, he simply said: It is there now.
It comes after the first of the crippling 27 day Christmas strike by the militant RMT union, who bankrolled Mr Corbyns campaign to be elected Labour leader in 2015.
Tory Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: Corbyns Labour would bring Britain grinding to a halt.
Jeremy Corbyn vowed to use road tax money reserved for upgrading Britain’s roads to cut train tickets by a third
Tory Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said Labour ‘would bring Britain grinding to a halt’