Clegg: Transport operators to apply for share of £6bn infrastructure fund

In Nick Clegg, the conservatives, the lib-dems on April 5, 2010 at 12:18

Nick Clegg, appearing on Sky News has said that £3bn on the £6bn transport infrastructure fund should go to improving and opening railway lines throughout Britain.

He said that transport authorities could apply for a share of the fund, to improve services.

As the Lib-Dems continue to see gains in the polls, Clegg hit out against both the Tories and Labour, saying he wanted to “be realistic” about where the infrastructure money would come from.

The choice for voters, he said, was now “really clear”, between the Tories who will “at best keep [taxes] where they are” and the Lib-Dems who will “close the huge loopholes that benefit only the very rich.”

In any event, it is clear that Clegg is framing the campaign as a battle between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats, to the exclusion of Brown’s Labour party.

Clegg will remain in Hampstead campaigning, this morning, as the battle bus moves on along the trail.

“We just want to get on with the campaign.”

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