Tag Archives: Equality Streets

Safety last

Safety features in cars are an admission that collisions are inevitable and conflict is the norm. But if roads were designed for coexistence instead of competition, and we had a worthwhile driving test, conflict would disappear and we’d go without … Continue reading

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Am I being censored?

Every so often, I pitch stuff to among others The Telegraph, Guardian, Today Programme and Newsnight, most recently as follows: “No alternative to tax increases to fund social care? Oh yes there is. Tens of billions go on traffic control … Continue reading

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Crying Wolf

Rounding the first hairpin on the way down to Combe Martin, I saw a black Audi A1 crashed into the side of the gorge. Three guys were standing in semi-shock, one on his phone. Front end was trashed, bootlid up, … Continue reading

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Put away my pen?

Is my work done? With the announcement that the DfT is planning to introduce a new hierarchy of road-users (which I’ve proposed for years, and briefed four Roads Ministers on), with vulnerable users at the top, and the mightiest at … Continue reading

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Press priorities

The news that the Brazilian rainforest now emits 20% more CO2 than it absorbs brings perspective to the fuss over plastic bags. A positive drop in the ocean of planetary destruction may be better than nothing, but it’s bizarre that … Continue reading

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Post Office bad; traffic system diabolical

The scandal of the Post Office’s Horizon system has been called the biggest miscarriage of justice in our peacetime history. It’s bad, but nothing like as bad as the traffic control and enforcement system which has been causing untold injustice … Continue reading

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Commissioning scandal?

A TV documentary exposes pervasive racism and “apartheid in death” which meant that 115,000+ non-white troops who laid down their lives in WW1 were dumped in unmarked graves. It makes headline news and prompts The War Graves Commission to apologise for … Continue reading

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Demands for a public inquiry

Michael Rosen is demanding a public enquiry into the government’s handling of Covid-19. “We desperately need an inquiry into how and why this lethal idea [alleged experimenting with herd immunity without vaccination] was taken seriously. We owe it to the dead … Continue reading

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UK law-breaking on pollution

Transport Network reports that the UK has “systematically and persistently” broken legal limits on dangerous air pollution since 2010. So finds the European Court of Justice. Of course the UK government has been guilty of this for several decades. They have … Continue reading

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Dwindling justification for HS2

An internal survey found that 12,000 of 18,000 Nationwide employees prefer working from home, and home-working is at least as efficient as office working. It also improves quality of life. The main justification for HS2’s scorched earth policy was the … Continue reading

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