According to the Times (behind a paywall) these are the priorities for UK national investment according to the UK public right now, as recounted to Ipsos Mori:
Rail, housing, flood defences, roads etc.
One to five are all Green New Deal priorities.
The Senior Lecturer has made a not so subtle change. What is actually said is:
It’s also what the public want. Our second annual Global Infrastructure Index provides three solid justifications behind such investment:
1. Out of a list of infrastructure investment priorities, 46 per cent of Britons put tracks and stations before new housing (43 per cent) and flood defences (38 per cent). These were last year’s top three, but rail was in third place a year ago.
“National investment priorities” and “infrastructure investment priorities” are not the same thing, are they? We might, for example, think that killing off Isis is a priority for a national investment but it’s hardly infrastructure is it?
As to the concordance with the Green New Deal. That’s simply a list of infrastructure investments. So, not all that odd to see it coincide with a list of infrastructure – not national – investment desires, is it? For that’s who they designed the GND in the first place isn’t it? What do we think people would like from infrastructure spending?