Today, Parliament can play a huge part in helping us achieve that post-Brexit vision, securing the long-term connections the country needs.
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.
The former Trade Minister has not just put Boris Johnson in a tight spot, but might have just made a high-profile entry into the race for his old job.
Such an institution would not only replace the European Investment Bank but give us an opportunity to demonstrate expertise and innovation.
This second piece in our mini-series assessing his performance at DEFRA argues that he has taken a few strong first steps – but that real results are needed.
Plus: The Government gets airports wrong and Burnham gets rail wrong. And: a miserable PMQs for Tory MPs.
I welcome the rail industry’s and Transport Focus’ efforts in grasping the nettle and tackling this issue.
The Conservatives are not going to win the hearts and minds of the British people by proposing Labour-lite policies. There must be something different on offer.
Voters are fed up with decay and decline. Labour will not be able to cling on much longer.
“Today over half of the UK’s resident researcher population were born overseas. When we leave the European Union, I will ensure that does not change.”
Traffic jams are already bad enough – this project would make them worse. Road improvements are a better way to boost tourism.
A key reason why the line was unprofitable is that Network Rail failed to deliver improved infrastructure – and it’s already in public hands.
It’s time that we returned to the days when the train drivers, the engineers, the signallers, the guards and the planners all worked as one single team.
The injection of the truth that it would mean politicians in charge of services is enough to make most people see sense.