Transport

Fares rise brings fresh cost of living woe to Tories

14 August 2012 10:19

This morning’s announcement that the retail prices index rose to 3.2 per cent in July, up from 2.4 per cent…

The government needs to make cycling safer, and so do we all

2 August 2012 16:06

In the last week alone by winning Olympic gold and through his victory in the Tour de France, Bradley Wiggins…

Railing against government policy

16 July 2012 8:45

The cabinet is out and about today, trying to smooth feathers ruffled by last week’s Lords reform row by splashing…

Railing against government policy

16 July 2012 8:45

The cabinet is out and about today, trying to smooth feathers ruffled by last week’s Lords reform row by splashing…

Journey from Hell reinforces the case for HS2 U-turn

1 July 2012 11:15

The Glasgow-based writer Gerry Hassan took part in our Scottish independence debate on Tuesday, and then made the mistake of…

Tory minister: HS2 is ‘effectively dead’

13 June 2012 15:15

Why was David Cameron so lukewarm in his endorsement of HS2 at PMQs today? (In response to a question about the…

Walking beyond parody

15 May 2012 9:59

As the Times’s Sam Coates suggests, this official Department of Transport video lands right in the middle ofThe Thick of…

Cameron needs a proper party chairman

29 March 2012 19:50

Normally, when a Tory government is in trouble, the party chairman is sent out to put themselves between the bad…

Fuel for the political bonfire

29 March 2012 9:48

Pasties and jerry cans — who’d have thought that yesterday’s politics would descend into a roaring debate about two such…

Yes to new roads, no to a pensions raid

19 March 2012 17:04

New roads in Britain are badly-needed, but who should bear the costs? Motorists, says David Cameron — and his speech…

The coalition needs to get a move on

19 March 2012 15:03

David Cameron’s speech today says all the right things about infrastructure. But the test will be whether Cameron forces these…

Where will Cameron’s road proposal take us?

19 March 2012 9:15

Are we facing ‘toll road UK’, as the Mirror suggests this morning? That is certainly a possibility arising from David…

How dangerous is cycling?

3 February 2012 15:49

Am I dicing with death every morning and evening? The Times would say so. I cycle to work, and, for…

Modernisation 2.0

30 January 2012 19:01

One of the flaws of Tory modernisation was that it was never interested enough in pounds and pence. Social issues,…

What Boris Island tells us about Cameron

18 January 2012 11:14

He already has his bikes and his buses, but might Boris get his island too? Today’s Telegraph reports that David…

Signal failure

12 January 2012 14:57

The latest Spectator is out today, and it contains an article by William Astor that attacks the government — and,…

Why Ed Miliband’s PMQs slip-up matters

11 January 2012 18:17

The exchange about rail fares in PMQs earlier was, it’s true, not one for the photo album. But the way…

A green-light for HS2 — but the coalition’s political instincts should tell it to stop

10 January 2012 20:20

Earlier today, the Government announced that it is still planning to go ahead with a new high-speed rail line that…

Will high-speed rail mean a new Welsh Secretary?

7 January 2012 15:34

The decision on whether or not to proceed with the HS2 rail link is expected on Tuesday. Given all the…

A slight change of heart on HS2?

3 December 2011 17:49

There’s been an intriguing, if minor, development in the HS2 case this afternoon. The Guardian reports that the Department of Transport…