Chancellor Sajid Javid pledges billions for roads, railways and broadband to prepare Britain for Brexit


SAJID Javid last night pledged a “step change” in funding for roads, railways and broadband to get Britain match fit for Brexit.

The Chancellor said the cash boost – being revealed in the autumn – will unleash Britain’s “growth potential”.

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Sajid Javid says funding which is to be released this Autumn will maximise Britain’s growth potential[/caption]

The “landmark” National Infrastructure Strategy is expected to pump billions into the country’s infrastructure.

Mr Javid said: “To maximise our growth potential as we leave the EU, I’m announcing today that I’ll publish a National Infrastructure Strategy in the Autumn.

“I will set out our plans for a step change in infrastructure investment right across the country.

“From the latest tech to the fastest trains so that every corner of our great nation can thrive.”

Boris Johnson vowed to boost Britain’s infrastructure while on the campaign trail to be Tory leader.

The announcement came after bleak figures showed Britain’s economy shrank by 0.2 per cent in the last quarter.

Team Boris say pumping more cash into the country’s roads and railways will kick-start growth while improving the lives of ordinary Brits.

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