So George Osborne has just discovered that this portion of the A1 needs to be wholly made into a dual carriageway.
I don’t suppose this announcement has anything to do with the retirement of a long-standing and popular Lib Dem MP, has it?
This way the announcement can be made a few months before the election and forgotten immediately afterward, whatever the outcome of the General Election.
M J Tuckwell,
Farriers Rise, Shilbottle