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WATCH: It’s Time to Defend Rail Privatisation

WATCH: It’s Time to Defend Rail Privatisation

Thomas Walker September 29, 2016 0

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Corbyn’s Railway Rhetoric is Completely Half-Baked

Corbyn’s Railway Rhetoric is Completely Half-Baked

Thomas Walker August 16, 2016 0

Jeremy Corbyn has been upping his calls to renationalise the railways in the wake of the recent strikes at Southern rail. Today he is unveiling his leadership campaign, centred on bringing rail and bus

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The Bus Services Bill: Putting Passengers Last

The Bus Services Bill: Putting Passengers Last

Thomas Walker May 23, 2016 2

Many of the controversial new policies announced in this week’s Queen’s Speech have been subject to intense debate and analysis. However, the new Bus Services Bill largely seems to have slipped through unnoticed. On

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All Aboard the (Gender Segregated) Crazy Train

All Aboard the (Gender Segregated) Crazy Train

Joey Simnett August 26, 2015 0

Did I mention we’re having a Corbyn-bashing week at the Backbencher? It’s too good to resist; the latest hilarity to come out as a legitimate viewpoint by the man himself is that he would

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Is it safe to cycle in Britain?

Is it safe to cycle in Britain?

Backbencher November 25, 2013 4

Lizzie Roberts argues that more needs to be done for cyclists’ safety. In the last two weeks, six cyclists have been killed on the roads of London in traffic collisions. Boris Johnson has faced

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Keeping faith with HS2

Keeping faith with HS2

Backbencher November 12, 2013 0

Ian Pendlington states the case in favour of High Speed Rail 2. Almost every generation in this country has, at some point, had to endure endless arguments and gloomy predictions about a major Government

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Yet more criticism for HS2.

Yet more criticism for HS2.

Daniel Pryor September 10, 2013 2

Daniel Pryor reports on the Public Accounts Committee’s recent attack on the High Speed Two rail project. First, it was £30 billion. Then, it was £42.6 billion. Recently, Treasury officials touted even higher estimates

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Rejecting Railway Renationalisation

Rejecting Railway Renationalisation

Backbencher July 25, 2013 4

Renationalising the railways is not the answer to the problems facing British railways A frequent subject of debate in recent years is whether the railways should be renataionalised, a subject that is brought to

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‘Boris Island’ Is The Long-Term Solution Britain Deserves

‘Boris Island’ Is The Long-Term Solution Britain Deserves

Andrew Thorpe-Apps March 23, 2013 0

Andrew Thorpe-Apps sets out why he backs an estuary airport. Heathrow Airport, Britain’s air travel hub, is the third busiest airport in the world. Unfortunately, it was built in the wrong place. With 80%

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High Speed Boondoggle

Backbencher January 31, 2013 11

Bob Foster questions the point and purpose of HS2. THE Government recently announced the proposed route for Phase 2 of High Speed 2, also known as HS2, which is the new high-speed railway line planned

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