Transport

Drivers are a menace to society

8 November 2013 16:44

I hate drivers. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate all of them, just a considerably larger proportion than I…

Sir Peter Hendy’s complaints procedure

23 October 2013 18:07

All London bus users are equal, but some are more equal than others. Especially if your name is Sir Peter…

Why do we cringe at the term ‘third class’?

20 October 2013 16:20

Alas, it looks like the return to third class travel won’t happen. The papers had got terrifically excited about what…

Tory cost of living drive begins in earnest

9 October 2013 8:39

At their autumn conference, the Tories managed to get the last word in on the cost of living debate by…

Labour conference: who knew about HS2?

24 September 2013 10:25

Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary Maria Eagle has the unenviable task this morning of standing up in front of the conference…

The coalition’s new case for HS2

7 September 2013 12:08

The coalition government is preparing a new case for HS2. Concerned that public and political support for the project is…

Ignore Labour’s rage against the machines

13 August 2013 12:01

Two months ago I walked into the railway station at Biarritz. Without thinking I headed to the ticket machine on…

Why bikers need a better deal from the EU

8 August 2013 13:25

Since I was elected to Parliament in 2010, I have taken every opportunity to push back against the EU’s move…

Parking-obsessed Pickles stands up to Norman Baker on fines

15 July 2013 14:16

Coalition relations are fairly harmonious at the moment. There is, though, a wee row brewing that embodies the different ways…

High Speed 2 is needed to bring Britain’s infrastructure into the 21st century

16 May 2013 18:47

The National Audit Office has slammed High Speed 2 today, citing a £3.3 billion ‘black hole’ in the funding plans…

A high court judge today found in favour of the government on nine out of 10 points in a legal challenge against HS2. Picture: Getty

HS2 ruling: both sides claim victory

15 March 2013 16:47

The useful thing about most court rulings in judicial review cases is that both sides can take from it whatever…

Are High Speed Railways for the North or for London?

28 January 2013 17:50

I used to think High Speed Rail was an excellent idea. Now I’m not so sure. I suspect the economic…

No ifs. No buts. Heathrow must have a third runway. Or must it?

27 November 2012 8:09

‘No ifs. No buts. Heathrow must have a third runway.’ This was our motion of the evening at last night’s…

Aviation: Don’t say one thing and do another

20 November 2012 16:32

Some tickets to the Spectator’s next debate, ‘No Ifs, No Buts: Heathrow Must Have a Third Runway’, are still available.…

What will the coalition do next?

11 November 2012 17:53

We are now closer to the 2015 election than the 2010 one. We also expected by now to have the…

Cheryl Gillan warns that the government could be making the same mistakes on high-speed rail that it made on the West Coast Mainline franchise competition. Picture: Getty

The government could repeat its West Coast Mainline mistake with HS2

31 October 2012 14:12

This Monday Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin faced the House of Commons to make a second statement on the fiasco surrounding…

Former Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan has stepped up her campaign against High Speed rail since being sacked in September's reshuffle. Picture: Getty

Cheryl Gillan steps up anti-HS2 campaign

15 October 2012 19:25

The West Coast Mainline debacle has given opponents of HS2 another stick with which to beat the government. Cheryl Gillan…

New Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin addressed the Conservative party conference this morning. Picture: Press Association

Conservative conference: Patrick McLoughlin wrestles the One Nation mantle from Miliband

8 October 2012 13:17

Patrick McLoughlin was the obvious choice to confront Ed Miliband as the Labour leader tries to steal the ‘One Nation’…

The myth of the paperless citizen

6 October 2012 20:46

Another day and another unasked for letter asking me to live online. This time it is from my bank, NatWest…

Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson protested furiously when his company was stripped of the West Coast Mainline franchise. Picture: Getty.

Richard Branson forces government into a great train U-turn

3 October 2012 9:06

Sir Richard Branson is not a man who takes kindly to failing to get his own way. That was why…