The Labour MP for Luton North, Kelvin Hopkins has joined hauliers and leading supermarket groups and to draw up plans to reopen the former Great Central line instead of committing to HS2, according to the Telegraph.
The paper claims he has handed his plans to individuals including Mr Balls and is understood to have received a positive response.
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Police said the arrest showed how the matter was being taken "extremely seriously".
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Mr Johnson said the checks would not be on goods travelling into Britain from the six counties.