My Recent Writing
Electric cars are not a new invention. When I was growing up in west London in the 1960s, Harrods delivered its wares in a silent electric van while in contrast the cart belonging to Sam, the elderly milkman, was hauled up the hill where I lived by a huge horse which I invariably rewarded with a sugar lump. That story illustrates just how slowly modes of transport change and...
I rarely find the time to do blogs but watching Boris Johnson’s performances on the media yesterday cannot go by without a comment. He was beyond bad. Sure, one expects the usual bluster and failure to answer the question. But this was far, far worse. He could barely string a sentence, let alone a coherent thought, together and seemed completely phased by the simplest question. It was almost as...
There is one policy that seems to unite more of the Tory party candidates than anything else. Scrapping HS2 gets a big cheer from the Tory grassroots and several of the candidates for leadership have already expressed their support for killing off the scheme. Make no mistake, this poses a serious threat to the project is in serious danger. While scrapping the project will waste the few billions already...
Wherever you look in the rail industry, there seems to be trouble ahead . I do not want to be a Cassandra, sounding warnings that will never be believed, but every conversation I have with railway people ends up with gloomy predictions. However, it is difficult not to be pessimistic. I am usually a half glass full sort of fellow but it is difficult to sustain that in the...
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. He was Labour's candidate for the 2016 Richmond Park & North Kingston by-election and also ran to be Labour's candidate in the last London mayoral election. Read more >>
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