A1 DUALLING: Too quick to claim credit

Did Berwick MP Alan Beith and Lib Dem prospective parliamentary candidate Julie Porksen gatecrash Prime Minister David Cameron's announcement of �290million funding to dual parts of the A1?
Did Berwick MP Alan Beith and Lib Dem prospective parliamentary candidate Julie Porksen gatecrash Prime Minister David Cameron's announcement of �290million funding to dual parts of the A1?

The Liberal Democrats really are shameless.

After 41 years of inactivity they try to claim the credit for the Dual the A1 campaign and the huge investment of £290million in upgrading the road. Indeed, according to their website, it was none other than Vince Cable who made the ‘announcement’.

Looking at the photo in last week’s papers, one wonders whether Alan Beith and his ‘successor’ were actually invited or did they gate-crash the Prime Minister at the side of the A1 when he made the actual announcement?

Then, in what seemed orchestrated trolling on social media, they made personal attacks on Conservatives on the basis that the initial investment does not include full dualling up to the border.

The case for full dualling ‘would not have stood up to scrutiny’, these are the words of the Chief Secretary of the Treasury, Danny Alexander who is a Liberal Democrat.

No doubt something which will be conveniently swept under the carpet in certain quarters.

Being the eternal and notorious opportunists, the Lib Dems are as quick to unfairly claim the credit as they are to try to smear and apportion apparent blame to their opponents.

Karin Graham,

Ravensdowne,

Berwick upon Tweed