As so many elections have shown in the past, both the main parties only win elections when they move into the centre.
Posts Tagged: Transport
James Palmer: Solving the housing crisis needs proper infrastructure – Network Rail is holding us back
This wasteful bureaucratic behemoth is delaying the new stations we need. Conservatives should champion a radical approach with more competition.
We need to inspire young people into these careers if we are to deliver our ambitious infrastructure agenda and the industrial strategy.
Conservatives have a proud record of social reform. I want to break down the barriers to people escaping poverty.
A highways partnership deal has resulted in fewer potholes, new street lighting – and saved a million pounds a year.
Sponsored Post: Darren Caplan: The rail industry is bigger than previously thought – and is ready to deliver even more for UK plc
In total, the industry employs more people than the entire city of Birmingham, and can play a crucial role in the country’s economic future.
Albie Amankona: We need a real National Health Service – to make healthy living easy and unhealthy living difficult.
There needs to be a paradigm shift in policy and culture. Our state should work to keep us healthy and allow us as individuals to be responsible for our actions.
“Why shouldn’t a mutual, a not-for-profit, or even a charity be able to bid” to run the East Coast Mainline? Tugendhat on markets.
“Competition doesn’t mean privatisation.” The full text of his speech to the Social Market Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
If, God forbid, Corbyn’s nationalisation fantasies ever come to pass, it will be in large part thanks to the offences of the worst public contractors.
Once free of EU regulations, the Government can finally revive Britain’s long-neglected network of regional airfields to bring regions closer to major markets.
When people cannot afford to live in the place where they work they spend more and more of their own time and money commuting on congested trains and roads. We need to broaden the Community Land Trust model to include market housing.
Sponsored Post: Tim Alderslade: Passenger charges must come down for new routes to thrive at expanded Heathrow
The airport’s passenger charges have trebled over the past decade. That bill should come down, or else competitors abroad will steal a march on the UK.
The Government must always stand up to businesses’ excesses, without losing sight of the huge benefits that partnerships have brought.
Transport for the North can now set its own priorities and make its own plans – but Westminster must devolve more powers to allow it to reach its full potential.
It is hard to appoint more women to Cabinet when there are few senior women to promote. We count only four at Minister of State level.