Among the confusion and chaos of the recent government reshuffle, one change went largely unnoticed, except by those who want to see a fairer balance of infrastructure between London and the north, “The Guardian” reports.
The minister of state roles for transport and for London have been made a dual post, and given to Jo Johnson, the former universities minister. All parties have had joint ministers, and there is logic to pairing certain issues. It’s sensible that devolution is in the list of responsibilities of the parliamentary undersecretary for transport for example. And had this government already earned some credibility on regional investment, might have been able to join London and transport without major comment.