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To be fair, the working conditions and site safety is a lot better in the UK than in many other places, primarily because of EU law.

We have demonstrated we can deliver new infrastructure:

– a new runway arrived at Manchester with hardly a titter

– T5 had some opening hiccups but has been roundly celebrated as a success within the constraints of the site available (which would not be an issue at a greenfield site)

– The Channel Tunnel is a tremendous accomplishment

– The wind farms out in the Sea are impressive constructs

– The Olympic Park proves we can deliver large projects on time

– CrossRail is demonstrating our ability to deliver supporting infrastructure

So I would counter the usual refrain that the Brits can’t deliver; we can and we have – just look around you!

Who was it who designed and managed the construction of Hong Kong Airport, Beijing Airport…..?

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