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Autumn Statement: Labour claims Government has wasted two years after reversing decision to cancel A1 upgrade

The last Labour government announced the planned upgrade for the North

Yorkshire section of the A1 near Leeming in 2008, and George Osborne

cancelled it in 2010. If he hadn't meddled with it the new improved road

would have been due to open in 2014. So all he's done is waste more than

two years - another piece of damaging incompetence from this hapless

chancellor."

– Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

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