Tag Archives: Railway

Here’s what I would have said

Here is the text of the speech I would have given if I had managed to catch the eye of the chair in today’s debate on Transport at Scottish labour conference: Chair, Conference Thank you. John Ruddy, Angus CLP and first time … Continue reading

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A vision for Scotland’s Railways

I wrote earlier this year, that the SNP didn’t seem to get Railways. The last forward planning document from the Scottish Government was published in 2006, when Labour was in power. The ScotRail franchise comes up for renewal in 2014, … Continue reading

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Conferenece Day Three: Tying Children to the railway in the high street

Or at least that’s what it seemed like at the end of a long evening when three separate fringes (one on Children’s Mental Health, one on Railways, and one on Localism in the High Street) began to merge together. Dont … Continue reading

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Conference Day Three: Oil and Coffee for breakfast

Well, day three has started early with a fringe meeting: Untying the Knot, cutting the link between transport and oil. Stephen Joseph must think I’m stalking him. Plenty of coffee was available to get us going this early in the … Continue reading

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Nationalise the Railways

I’ve been moved to write this post after reading something similar on Liberal Democrat Voice about bringing the railways back into public ownership. I think that what the last Labour Government did (or rather didn’t) do about our railway system … Continue reading

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High Speed Now

One of the things that I have been calling for over the last 30+ years is much greater investment in the rail system. But surely now, with the deficit as high as it is, with the economy having shrunk by … Continue reading

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