Scaling back expensive regulation would allow the cabbies to make the most of their comparative advantages such as the Knowledge and their iconic status.
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The “Cycle Superhighway” would increase air pollution, harm business, and inconvenience pedestrians, bus passengers and drivers. Even for cyclists it is poor value for £70 million.
Andrew Wood: Yes, Singapore really is an example we can learn from. But not for the reasons some Tories give.
It is not especially low tax, nor is it unregulated – though it is certainly a more business-friendly environment then the UK. Here is why it works.
We owe it to the victims to ensure better co-ordination is in place to avert future tragedies.
James Frayne: Healthcare, crime and justice, quality retirement and the provinces. Four priorities for the Centre-Right
It ought to be focused on those areas that the public really care about and where it can meaningfully offer useful policy ideas.
Knocking down semi-detached and detached homes is the wrong way to increase the housing density – build on the post-industrial land instead.
After massively increasing the cost of regulation the Mayor now expects the operators to pay. Some firms will be driven out of business.
Sanjoy Sen: Nudged out of a gas-guzzler, I’m an environmentalist’s dream. But how much difference does switching to hybrids make?
Whatever else unfolds in the coming years, we need to look near and far for learnings and solutions to our emissions challenges.
Berlin has a quite different, and far more leisurely, sense of time to London.
Why does a new kitchen cost £7,350 in a council flat in Hackney but £2,979 in Camden? Why does a new boiler in Lambeth cost £3,000 but £710 in Kingston?
Stephen Greenhalgh: To win in the capital we must fight on local issues and select council candidates on merit
Ruth Davidson’s call for a London Manifesto misses the point that the boroughs have different needs.
We need a Council Tax cut for the young, financed by forced sales of municipal land to boost the number of new homes.
It seems that TfL’s own processes are not fit for purpose – Sadiq Khan needs to take action to sort it out.
Nicholas Mazzei: Khan and TfL are right to block Uber. We Conservatives are on the wrong side of the argument.
A cheap, simple service is not a good enough defence when delivered by a company with poor morals and corporate standards.
Too many Conservative councils are being passive on this key challenge – while sitting on vast supplies of surplus land.