John Major’s efforts in the Nineties, part-reversed by Blair, seem almost designed to give the market a bad name. There is an alternative.
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Let’s say that Patel did, on occasion, shout – or lose her temper. Should that really be deemed unacceptable?
If there’s one thing which ought to unite even the most passionate partisans of the different proposals, it’s the abject state of British decision-making on infrastructure.
The era of government-run railway infrastructure has been, for the most part, one of decline and a clear lack of ambition.
Shapps sets a tight deadline for his independent review into High Speed Two.
The Transport Secretary this week ordered an independent commission to assess the railway’s costs and benefits.
Building the northern sections first could provide a springboard for further projects and combat the idea that the former Mayor of London is too capital-focused.
Sponsored Post: Darren Caplan: Plea to the Government – please reveal your proposals to enhance the UK’s railways
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.
Justine Greening and Zac Goldsmith: Wrong scheme, wrong place – Heathrow’s third runway should never take off
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.