Here is the list of funding for projects agreed to by the Labour government since January 2010 which have been axed, or suspended by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government
The full list of projects cancelled:
Stonehenge Visitor Centre: £25m- Welcome everyone. Here are some rocks. In a field.
Local Authority Leader Boards: £16m
Sheffield Forgemasters International Limited: £80m
Rollout of the Future Jobs Fund: £290m -
Six month offer recruitment subsidies: £30m- NO
Extension of Young Person's Guarantee to 2011/12: £450m
Two year Jobseeker's Guarantee: £515m- Try the Army
Active Challenge Routes - Walk England: £2m- Nope, I'm not even going there
County Sports Partnerships : £6m- Fuck off, use a phone
North Tees and Hartlepool hospital: £450m- Send in Oxfam instead
Local Authority Business Growth Initiative: £50m- More aromatherapy shops? How many astral gem shops does Powys need?
List of projects suspended:
Libraries Modernisation Programme: £12m- we still have libraries?
Sheffield Retail Quarter: £12m
Kent Thameside Strategic Transport Programme: £23m
University Enterprise Capital Fund: £25m
Newton Scholarships: £25m
Health Research Support Initiative: £73m
Leeds Holt Park Well-being Centre: £50m- No one in Leeds is well. It's why they live there
Birmingham Magistrates Court: £94m
Successor Deterrent Extension to Concept Phase Long Lead Items: £66m
Search and Rescue Helicopters: £4.6bn (Successor Deterrent Extension to Concept Phase Long Lead Items will be reviewed as part of the broader Trident value for money review, which will report in the coming weeks. Search and Rescue Helicopters will be reviewed as a matter of urgency) - thank fuck for that. If you want to walk in the peak district in a t-shirt and flip flops in January, pay for your own fucking rescue
A14 Road: £1.1bn - this road doesn't need improving. It just needs the Police to breathalize the drunken Latvian lorry drivers heading North from Harwich and the cheap bar on the cross channel ferry.
Now before anyone says "what a saving", it isn't. It will not put one penny back in your pocket. We have to start getting rid of the stuff that actually will. Because only when YOU have money in YOUR pocket to spend, will the economy recover. As long as we have a Potato Marketing board and a queue of desirables waiting at Calais, we are not doing it right.