Martin Whitlock - political writings 2001-2004

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Fast cars and cannabis

12 January 2004

When laws are broken by responsible people in their millions, enforcement is not the answer. It's time for the government to look for a more constructive approach.

Letting the regulator take the strain

30 June 2003

The government is letting commercial public service providers budget for a profit while its own regulator is doing all the sums that matter. So why shouldn't a state-owned contractor pitch for the work?

Thinking out of the yellow box

16 June 2003

Transport secretary Alastair Darling is thinking the unthinkable on roads. Apparently, that means paying for them. But road-pricing alone won't end congestion - it will just make people even more fed up when they find themselves paying to be stuck in a jam.

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