Thought for the day – June 1st – by Owen Paterson MP

The “big idea” New Labour’s obsession with the “big idea” has destroyed any chance they might have had of developing a credible transport policy. First it was get people out of their cars and onto public transport.  When that failed, it was  vastly ambitious national road pricing, forcing people out of their cars through their wallets… Read More Thought for the day – June 1st – by Owen Paterson MP

Thought for the day – May 29th – by Owen Paterson MP

Pay up and pay the game New Labour was elected on a simplistic anti-car platform; increasing public transport would replace car usage. After the 1997 general election, the spectacularly incompetent Transport Secretary, John Prescott, said, “I will have failed if in five years time there are not … far fewer journeys by car. It’s a… Read More Thought for the day – May 29th – by Owen Paterson MP