An unholy alliance of vested commercial interests on the one hand, and left-leaning commentators on the other, have poisoned the well of the debate on migration.
Despite the evident problems, and large opposition, the scheme continues.
May should have cut fuel duty pre-election – and longer term, we will need to switch to taxing congestion.
C1/C2 voters are hugely important in raw numerical terms. They make up 52 per cent of the electorate in England.
Doomsday predictions remain overblown, but the real, specific concerns of business are worth listening to nonetheless.
The current funding mechanism causes harmful cycles of feast and famine.
I strongly believe that the region is poised at one of the most exciting and opportunity-rich junctures of its post-modern history.
Rail liberalisation is being extended into the EEA agreement: the Fourth Railway Package is set to increase competition further.
Corbyn’s Michael Foot tribute act gives the Conservatives the potential to secure a landslide by winning over the patriotic working-class vote.
Politicians and advisers can’t decide which pictures newspapers will use, but careful ones will limit their ability to make mischief.
A winding road through the Cumbria countryside helps to show, with many others like it, that small improvements can help make big things happen.
We now have a tried and tested case study to prove that competition in rail delivers better services, better value and higher satisfaction.
In my area, transport, there will be better jobs on the roads, at the airports and on rail, and more business success elsewhere.
You can’t encourage people to take what are described as virtuous acts, only to punish them later financially.
Plus: Off I go to Washington for the inauguration. Time to strip Southern of its franchise. And: what happened when I had breakfast with Andrew Pierce.