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14 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Robert Colvile: There ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I guess the compromise is a reinstatement of the Dumfries - Steanraer line and upgrading of existing lines around Stranraer.

An expansion of Belfast and mainland Airpirts would also help.

The outcome would be a boost to internal UK trade and interchange.

14 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Robert Colvile: There ... · 3 replies · +1 points

It would be a rail fixed link. Therefore roads will not be an issue. Not just passenger but freight trains would also benefit. And let's not forget the ports of Northern Ireland are on doorstep of North Atlantic and great circle route.

14 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Robert Colvile: There ... · 7 replies · +1 points

The free ports concept is an excellent idea in context of employment and global connections.

Also infrastructure is important to offset Brexit.

Expansion of almost all UK major airports should be on table - not just Heathrow.

We also need a North Chanel fixed link to interconnect our United Kingdom. Such a venture will offset Northern Ireland against a hard border and build a stronger and more dynamic UK domestic market.

Brexit will work if it is the "cold shower" to galvanise the UK economy into much needed changes -and fast.

18 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The case for a morator... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for raising the urgency of this situation John. This all feeds into case for a north channel fixed link whether tunnel or bridge to create a much more united United Kingdom in UK internal market, social and political terms.

18 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The case for a morator... · 1 reply · +1 points

So you saying no government would consider linking up our own country - our own United Kingdom.

A Stranraer Larne fixed link has been toyed with since reign of Queen Victoria. It's a logical development upon the oil pipeline done by the Major government.

18 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The case for a morator... · 4 replies · +1 points

A reinstatement of complete voting rights for scots MPs at Westminster will have a soothing effect in light of the divisive Brexit votes. And will help bring much needed coherence for a strong post Brexit United Kingdom.

Using the unique resources of the United Kingdom for capital projects like improved north south rail links, reopening the Carlisle Edinburgh line, an Irish Sea tunnel and expansion of major UK Airpirts will help to make the UK Brexit fit

21 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - John Stevens: I am pas... · 0 replies · +1 points

I voted remain. However given the Brexit there is a lot to be said for a customs union with Canada and Austrlia. We are western democracies with mature economies and Westminster systems - and our respective heads of state look rather similar.

21 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - To salvage her Brexit ... · 6 replies · +1 points

I voted remain. However I hope that Brexit acts as a wake up call. A prod to make the UK more 'investment and business friendly' through micro reforms and more application in the workplace.

And a prod to get much needed infrastructure off the ground such as airport and rail expansion.

22 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Put aside the Westmins... · 1 reply · +1 points

John is wrong in his reference to 'traditional car manufacturers'. Institutions evolve just like the Conservative party.

The fly in the ointment is unnecessary and excessive regulation stunting the evolution of good conventional cars. The driving out of Land Rover defender is an example.

Johnson should concentrate his fire on those executive rules preventing the evolution of uk motor manufacturing. Many people would be grateful such as those employed in what MRS. Thatcher called the 'great car economy'

22 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - With the terror threat... · 1 reply · +1 points

However I don't like Boris extolling about 'traditional car companies going'. The traditional car is getting better year on year. The solution is not these self drive or electric cars but abolishing some of the red tape that smothers the motor vehicle.

Stifling safety and Eco regulations have forced out of business the Land Rover defender. The solution is to review this smothering red tape and allow the defender to get better over the years. The fact that very discerning Germans and Austrians including their authorities have brought many a defender is an accolade in itself. Let's scrap the stifling regs and return the defender to market.