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Insight | What does Adonis’ departure mean for infrastructure?

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I think it is vital that Sir John Armitt be elevated to the peerage and be appointed as Lord Adonis's successor, following the latter's resignation as chair of the NIC, after what seems to have been something of a hissy fit. As the architect of the NIC, conceived by Ed Balls and established by George Osborne, I doubt if anyone else other than Armitt has the essential understanding of the importance and workings of the Commission plus the stature to ensure its vital work is completed in a non-party political manner. Otherwise the Commission and its work could be severely damaged by Adonis's self seeking resignation.

Posted date

3 January, 2018

Posted time

3:45 pm

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