It is not beyond the realms of material science to invent road surfaces that do not predictably disintegrate every winter. We have our best brains advancing genomics, but they are not stopping roads falling apart every year.
Most of us can get used to dysfunction in the busy and familiar setting of our day-to-day lives. But a change of scene offers a different perspective.
Consultation found three quarters of Outer London residents oppose the expansion, and neighbouring councils are refusing to cooperate.
The next Mayor has to stop running cap-in-hand to Government for transport funding. The only way to escape is to cut costs at Transport for London and find new sources of income.
The Government should learn from how Johnson got the trains to run on time when he was Mayor of London.
Inertia and vested interests mean councils are ignoring technological solutions. The result is a terrible physical and financial cost.
The Government should harness the spirit of the Victorians to overcome our underwhelming recent record on infrastructure projects.
If the government is providing the money for public services, it needs more control over how that money is spent.
Of the main tax cut candidates urged on the Chancellor, the best available is a VAT fuel reduction.
Plus: Winchester’s woeful welcome. Test Valley Borough Council in Hampshire has managed to cut its stationery costs by £55,000.
A new culture of inquiry and challenge is essential if government is to be better prepared for what ministers cannot be blamed for failing to anticipate.
The Left was happy to use the ‘working class’ as political pawns in speeches – whilst EU workers were being exploited to drive down wages.
We have piloted a new generation of “acoustic cameras” on Sloane Street that identifies – and deters – drivers of noisy vehicles.
The Government should be more worried about the balance of payments deficit than about the government deficit. We cannot rely on the goodwill of foreigners. We need to start to close the gap and reduce our demands on foreign currency markets.