The Welsh Labour-led Government has announced it is writing off some £43.1 million of the costs it incurred following the decision not to proceed with the M4 corridor around Newport scheme – dubbed “the Road to Nowhere”.
Mr George, the Shadow Minister for Economy, Business, and Infrastructure said:
“This is an acute embarrassment for the Welsh Labour-led Government, and an insult to hard-working taxpayers who have seen their money written off in such a cavalier manner.
“The Minister’s Government has dithered and left communities in South East Wales without a solution to its congestion and in the meantime wasted millions of pounds of taxpayer’s money.
“The explanation by the Minister is insufficient, requires far greater detail, and – frankly – also needs an apology to the Welsh people and businesses struggling to get the economy here working again.”
Matt Smith is a Conservative who stood for Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales. He was a policy analyst at Vote Leave. He has written about Welsh politics for The Daily Telegraph, Conhome, BrexitCentral, CAPX, Institute of Welsh Affairs, and GlobalVisionUK. You can read more about Welsh politics at www.mattsmith.org.uk/news.