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My speech on driverless cars at the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, 15/1/19

My speech on driverless cars at the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, 15/1/19

There is something extraordinary happening out there in relation to driverless cars. But it is not quite what you think ...
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The most radical transport authority

The most radical transport authority

The City of London has become by far the most radical local authority in Britain. It closed Bank, one of ...
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The driverless car hype must be countered or lives will be lost

The driverless car hype must be countered or lives will be lost

Here we go yet again. The Guardian today reports that Addison Lee ‘aims to deploy driverless cars on London’s streets’ ...
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Why cycling needs to be taken seriously by politicians and planners

Why cycling needs to be taken seriously by politicians and planners

I’ve been a cyclist virtually all my life. I started cycling the two miles to school when I was 15, ...
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Rail 840: A fatuous call for unity in a fragmented industry

Rail 840: A fatuous call for unity in a fragmented industry

You can imagine the scene. The rather desperate executives of the Rail Delivery Group, the ineptly named organisation that is ...
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Uber decision ducks the real issues

Uber decision ducks the real issues

The non-renewal of Uber’s licence is the first step in what is bound to be a long legal battle and ...
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My (failed) application to be editor of the Evening Standard

My (failed) application to be editor of the Evening Standard

Dear Mr Lebedev If you are looking for someone a bit left field, then I am your man: both because ...
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Richmond blog #11 - and final

Richmond blog #11 – and final

The final hustings of the campaign on Tuesday night, attended by 250 people, showed up the weakness of the two ...
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Richmond Blog #10: Rents rise is Tories' fault

Richmond Blog #10: Rents rise is Tories’ fault

Last night on the doorstep, I had a fascinating conversation with a woman who complained that when she had a ...
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Richmond Blog #9: Labour's solid base in Richmond

Richmond Blog #9: Labour’s solid base in Richmond

It was wonderful to see dozens of people come out to canvass at the weekend, enabling us to cover swathes of ...
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Richmond blog #8: Labour should revive 'Big Society'

Richmond blog #8: Labour should revive ‘Big Society’

I did the Richmond Parkrun 5k this morning in the glorious autumn sunshine and was joined by Ruth Cadbury MP ...
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Richmond blog #7: Housing crisis is result of Tory policies

Richmond blog #7: Housing crisis is result of Tory policies

Suddenly, housing is going up the political agenda. Last night, the BBC news reported on homelessness and how even middle ...
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Richmond Blog #6: Cycling ignored by LibDems and Conservatives

Richmond Blog #6: Cycling ignored by LibDems and Conservatives

I have cycled more than 100 miles around the constituency in the past 10 days and I have got a ...
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Richmond Blog #5: Opponents struggle in Heathrow hustings

Richmond Blog #5: Opponents struggle in Heathrow hustings

The first hustings last night at Duke Street Church was a lively affair with some 200 people attending. The organisers, ...
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Richmond blog #4: Hacan hustings preview

Richmond blog #4: Hacan hustings preview

Tonight is the first hustings of the by-election, organised by HACAN, the group fighting against the expansion of Heathrow. Oddly, ...
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Richmond blog #3: Remembering my dad on Remembrance Day

Richmond blog #3: Remembering my dad on Remembrance Day

I was humbled to be invited to mark Remembrance Day in Richmond. It was a moving occasion highlighted, perhaps, by ...
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Richmond blog #2: Libdems confusion on Brexit

Richmond blog #2: Libdems confusion on Brexit

Brexit is the key issue in this election – not, as expected Heathrow. And the Lib Dems have kept changing ...
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Richmond blog #1: On the stump

Richmond blog #1: On the stump

This is the first of daily blogs I will be producing between now and December 1st, the date of the ...
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Rail 812: A capital dilemma

Rail 812: A capital dilemma

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks deeply immersed in writing a chapter for my book on Indian railways on ...
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Rail 801: The contradictions of competition

Rail 801: The contradictions of competition

Competition is the cuckoo in the franchising nest. One of the key drivers behind rail privatisation was the desire to ...
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