JULY 27, 2002
Much ado about nothing...
The arguments involved are rather less than convincing as the work on the roads was going to be done anyway as part of the government's road improvement scheme. The A43 link between the M40 and the M1 was considered to be essential because of the normal pressure of cars on the road and the number of accidents that had occurred in the villages. The switch of priorities was based on the very sound economic logic that the Grand Prix brings in around $40m a year in income for the area around Silverstone.
The questions are being asked by the largely irrelevant Liberal Democrats, who seem to be trying to stir up trouble for Prime Minister Tony Blair, because of his previous problems with Formula 1.