It is a supreme irony that the EU has effectively ended free movement, while the UK continues to embrace it
Posts Tagged: Transport
Will Green: I’m a Labour supporter – but here’s why I believe that Universal Basic Income wouldn’t work
Effectively, for much of the population, UBI would merely take their money and then give it back to them. What’s the point?
David Gauke: The virus – and my journey from serving as Lord Chancellor to volunteering to stack shelves
Plus: Treasury and Work & Pensions lessons. Greenlighters v the rest. Remembering Attlee’s surplus. And: the key question now is “how”, not “what”.
Two extreme versions of what happens next in Britain. Events are more likely to end up somewhere in the middle.
The reduced service Transport for London is providing is just not sufficient for essential workers to travel across the city safely.
John Redwood: Why I, as a strong supporter of the market economy, back the Government’s emergency economic measures
The reason we will get away with it again, as we did in the banking crash, is that there is so much deflation around, inflation is not a problem.
Closing 40 tube stations may give us a “nudge” to stay at home. But reducing the frequency of trains makes overcrowding worse.
The economy and the virus. Tear up the rulebook – we need Big State Government on a scale unknown in modern times.
The implications of the crisis are such that Johnson and Sunak need not so much to think outside the box as to trample it to tatters altogether.
Paul Maynard: The Coronavirus and airlines. There’s an urgent need to suspend the slot allocation rules.
Common sense must prevail. The ‘use it or lose it rule’ should be relaxed so that airlines can consolidate services where there aren’t enough passengers.
Budget 2) John Glen: The challenges we face of the virus and of weak productivity can’t be met by the repetition of small state mantras
The Chancellor’s measures leave us well prepared to tackle its short-term challenges as well as helping to shape the long-term trajectory of the economy.
For the Conservatives to fulfil their promise of “levelling up” the UK, they must create ample employment opportunities.
For the good of passengers, taxpayers and the railway, this pre-internet system needs a wholesale reset.
Our priorities were: tackling global climate change, solving Grand Challenges and making the UK the best place in the world to work and to grow a business.
We can’t continue to favour projects such as Crossrail over developing infrastructure in other parts of the country which generate much greater relative returns.
It may deliver better value than other mega-projects – more ‘levelling up’ across the UK and perhaps even help preserve the union itself.