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  • The end of neo-liberalism?

    The expression ‘historic moment’ is overused, but there is little doubt that we are living through one. It is always risky to predict the future, particularly given the number of recent surprises in both the political and sporting realms, but it seems highly likely that the summer of 2017 will go down as a key point in history, to go along with such events as the financial crisis of...

  • Labour must adopt a green agenda to keep young voters

    here is no doubt that it was the young people which made a difference and nearly won it for Labour. I noticed while telling for an hour in the morning that many twentysomethings were voting and their poll numbers had that tell tale mark which meant they had registered recently. I was mocked when I tweeted this out as it was in Islington but clearly this was a national...

  • Rail 828: Crossrail and Heathrow at war

    It is remarkable that with the opening of the Crossrail tunnel between Liverpool Street and Paddington now less than 18 months away, there is still no clarity about the operation of the service to Heathrow. Indeed, a dispute between the owners of Heathrow (known as HAL, Heathrow Airport Limited) and the Office of Road and Rail, with Transport for London and the Department for Transport on the sidelines, remains...

  • What is Parkrun?

    Just occasionally new technology blends in perfectly with community spirit to create a great new concept.  That’s how Parkrun was born. It is, basically, a run in the park, but with a difference. It is a 5k race – though the organisers hate you calling it that – which happens at nearly 450 locations at 9am on Saturday mornings. I have a confession. I am a Parkrun addict. I...

  • We need a new economics for government spending

    The Labour manifesto has been widely acknowledged as having plenty of good ideas and even many many people who do not necessarily vote for the party have expressed support for it. That’s because it contains plans to put more money into services used widely such as education, health and housing. The plans have been costed but clearly not to the satisfaction of the right-wing press and commentators who would,...


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Shame test was at The Oval instead of Lord's as it has barely rained in North London whereas several downpours stopped play

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About Christian Wolmar

Christian Wolmar is an award winning writer and broadcaster specialising in transport and is the author of a series of books on railway history. In the autumn of 2012, he announced he is seeking the Labour candidacy for the 2016 London mayoral election. Read more >>.


  • Fire and Steam, how the railways changed Britain at St Albans on Friday, September 29 2017

  • Chairing railway conference, RSA insurance at London on Thursday, October 5 2017

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