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Sadiq needs to scrap the Silvertown tunnel to secure Labour's future in London

Sadiq needs to scrap the Silvertown tunnel to secure Labour’s future in London

Here’s a question for Sadiq: do you want to win the next mayoral election, or at least ensure that your ...
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Let's spell it out: cars are a menace

Let’s spell it out: cars are a menace

By Christian Wolmar and Pearl Ahrens In terms of transport, the new post-pandemic normal is looking worse than the old ...
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How to address opposition to low traffic neighbourhoods

How to address opposition to low traffic neighbourhoods

It has become the biggest transport controversy of the century. Not rail nationalisation, not the £27bn roads programme, not even ...
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Who will save the inner cities?

Who will save the inner cities?

At times I feel like crying. I did the other day when I met a railway manager at St Pancras ...
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Pandemic risks wrecking public transport

Pandemic risks wrecking public transport

There is, perversely, something heartening about the atmosphere on the streets today. Kids are pedalling away behind their parents while ...
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Labour must not swallow the driverless car con

Labour must not swallow the driverless car con

Anna Turley’s recent LabourList article about automation rightly extols the virtues of new technology while warning of its potential to cause “mass misery ...
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Why Frank Field and Margaret Hodge are wrong

Why Frank Field and Margaret Hodge are wrong

Frank Field and Margaret Hodge are both wrong. Like them, I have had my doubts about the current leadership. Just ...
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Don't let Trump distract us from the basics

Don’t let Trump distract us from the basics

We must get back to basics. The madness of Brexit and the chaos in the Tory party, as well as ...
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Boris's last escape?

Boris’s last escape?

It is time we talked about Boris. His failure to live up to his promises about opposing Heathrow just so ...
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Opposing Brexit will lose us some votes, but gain us many more

Opposing Brexit will lose us some votes, but gain us many more

This is urgent. Labour must embrace staying in the single market and the customs union or face haemorrhaging members and ...
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Cycling is a perfect fit with Labour values

Cycling is a perfect fit with Labour values

Cycling has been a neglected area of Labour policy. Sure, our transport spokesmen and women have, over the years, supported ...
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The fantasy of a driverless cars future

The fantasy of a driverless cars future

Philip Hammond clearly thought twice before jumping into a driverless car on the day before his Budget. The headlines about ...
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The garden bridge: another Boris blunder

The garden bridge: another Boris blunder

The Garden Bridge project is dead. At last. Its death has rather been like watching a great ship sink ever ...
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Why Brexit rebels should think twice before siding with Tories

Why Brexit rebels should think twice before siding with Tories

So the not so great repeal bill got through the Commons with a majority of 36. It is disappointing that ...
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Cycling should play key role in Labour manifesto

Cycling should play key role in Labour manifesto

One of areas where the Labour manifesto needs improvement is transport. It is rarely a frontline area at election time, ...
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Labour must question the reasoning behind HS2 more closely

Labour must question the reasoning behind HS2 more closely

HS2 seems to be moving inexorably forward with the letting this week of several initial contracts to the tune of ...
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The end of neo-liberalism?

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 ...
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Labour must adopt a green agenda to keep young voters

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 ...
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We need a new economics for government spending

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 ...
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The 'fully costed' con

The ‘fully costed’ con

The first question asked of any politician offering a policy initiative is ‘How much will it cost?’, followed by, ‘Where ...
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