A lack of information about upcoming work, reduces rail businesses’ investment, jobs, and skills development, and threatens the ability of smaller rail firms to survive.
The Labour leader leads with the collapse of the Government’s contract with Seaborne Freight.
Whilst most drivers are pillars of the community, recent events have shown how regulation and protections can be tightened.
Public anger over disruption, fare increases, and cancelled investment needs to be answered – or they will be tempted by Labour’s calls for nationalisation.
The Transport Secretary’s announcement this week about price indices sounded timid and technocratic.
The project is already well over its original price. Some dream of abandoning it.
Support for expansion is the prevailing wisdom, but it’s demonstrably wrong – even using the Department for Transport’s own figures.
Chris Grayling has reportedly “informed Network Rail that this must not happen again”, even as he faced a Commons vote of no confidence.
We need to inspire young people into these careers if we are to deliver our ambitious infrastructure agenda and the industrial strategy.
Since my last article, there has been real progress to improve rail funding overall. Next we should consider how to reduce uncertainty within the supply chain.
No, we don’t believe that he should be the next Tory leader. But he would make a better Minister than some of those now in place.
It is not for nothing that the ‘hero’ of Ayn Rand’s despicable book ‘The Fountainhead’ is an architect.
He needs to stand up to the militant transport unions.
Grayling is a man with a plan.
The Institute for Government’s new guide reminds us that the Conservative-Liberal Democrat partnership helped to improve Britain for the better.