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Len Shackleton
11 August 2016
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There is no general upsurge of industrial militancy in the UK: the latest figures show both numbers of stoppages and days lost to strikes remain low. The cluster of RMT actions – against...
Christopher J. Coyne and Rachel L. Coyne
4 August 2016
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“Capitalism v environment: can greed ever be green?” This headline from The Guardian captures the standard view of the relationship between capitalism and the environment. According to...
David Starkie
1 August 2016
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In mid-July the UK’s National Audit Office (NAO) suggested that the Government might have to pause some big infrastructure schemes: the agenda of big projects was crowded and probably more than...
Kristian Niemietz and Richard Wellings
6 June 2016
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The main objectives of EU transport policy can be placed into two broad categories. The first is to increase economic and social cohesion by improving transport links in order to reduce barriers to...
Kristian Niemietz
16 May 2016
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I did not pay much attention to London’s mayoral election campaign. I lost interest early on, as soon as I realised that the campaign would be dominated by different variations of identity...
Corey Iacono
29 March 2016
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Over the summer of 2015, senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said that he had “serious problems” with ridesharing company Uber because it was “unregulated.”...
David Campbell
4 March 2016
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The Government has drawn an extremely positive picture of a "historic global climate deal [by which] the whole world has signed up to play its part in halting climate change" in the account...
Richard Wellings
2 March 2016
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Transport for London spends vast sums increasing the capacity of overcrowded Tube stations. The King’s Cross and Victoria upgrades, for example, will have cost in total approximately £2...
Ryan Bourne
27 January 2016
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Over the festive period, many of you would have ventured to Somerset House or Winter Wonderland to ice-skate. Taking to the rink, you would have seen children skating for the first time while...
Philip Booth
25 January 2016
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Recently, Ian King, in The Times, highlighted the lunacy of Transport for London’s statement about profits from London Underground: “We don’t make a profit because we reinvest all...
Philip Booth
22 January 2016
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Whenever something does not work properly, we demand a “fat controller” to sort it out – especially when it comes to trains. Sure, there are many aspects of our transport system...
David Campbell
3 December 2015
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As the Paris Conference of the Parties to the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change progresses, it would seem that most of those promoting the policy of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...
Diego Zuluaga Laguna
30 September 2015
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From the moment it set foot in Europe, Uber – the ride-sharing app that connects private drivers with passengers – has faced enormous pressure from regulatory authorities. In France,...
Philip Booth
21 September 2015
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Yesterday, in support of renationalising the operation of trains, Hilary Benn argued that the East Coast mainline was run perfectly satisfactorily whilst it was nationalised. This may be true. It is...
David Starkie
17 August 2015
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Opposition to a third runway at London Heathrow received a boost recently when Willie Walsh, Chief Executive of IAG, British Airways’ holding company, launched a blistering attack on the...
Kristian Niemietz
7 August 2015
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As far as I’m concerned, the tube strikes could have gone on for longer. I had made arrangements to work from home, and stocked up on Pot Noodles and fish fingers. Strike for the rest of the...
Philip Booth
19 June 2015
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Pope Francis’ encyclical, ‘Laudato si’, is an important contribution to the theology and morality of the earth’s ecology in the context of a holistic conception of the human...
Richard Wellings
4 June 2015
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There have been various attempts to regenerate the cities of the North over the last fifty years or so. All have failed to transform the region. As a Policy Exchange study put it, ‘attempts to...
Diego Zuluaga Laguna
13 May 2015
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Last Friday, a colleague and I attended a conference on the plans for a Capital Markets Union in Brussels. I decided to order an Uber to take us to the airport afterwards, because it cost only about...
David Starkie
8 May 2015
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The 2015 election campaign offered the electorate a choice of policies on HS2: The two major parties, plus the Lib Dems supported the project, the Green Party and UKIP opposed it. But it was a case...